One of England’s most celebrated rugby players, Austin Healey has proved himself adaptable on the field, in business and in the media. Since retiring from professional sport Austin has worked as a successful banker for Credit Suisse and is a popular TV and radio presenter. A specialist in sharing his rugby anecdotes and knowledge of how to win, not just succeed, Austin is great for an after-dinner slot.
A specialist in sharing his rugby anecdotes and knowledge of how to win, not just succeed, Austin is great for an after-dinner slot.
Austin was one of the most highly regarded English rugby players in the modern era. Austin, who also played full-back for Leicester Tigers (with whom he won 2 European Cups), won 51 caps for England and toured with the Lions in 1997 and 2001.
After retiring from professional rugby, Austin first worked as a successful banker for Credit Suisse and has since become a popular presenter on television and radio.
In 2008 Austin appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, and was highly praised for his dance moves. He joined the Strictly crew as part of the 2010 Live Tour.
In 2009, Austin took on the challenge of improving 5 struggling rugby clubs as part of the ground-breaking, ad funded programme; The Big Tackle for ITV. Austin brokered the deal with O2 and hosted the show using all the experience he had gained from his prolific rugby career.
The same year, Austin was announced to be part of the primetime Saturday night BBC1 entertainment show Hole in the Wall; a series that regularly exceeded 6 million viewers. The show cemented Austin as one of the nations most charismatic sportsmen.
2010 saw Austin to be the lead-analyst on live matches for the Aviva Premiership Rugby for ESPN, he continued this role for 3 years before he became the lead presenter of BT Sport, where he works as a pundit covering some of the greatest sporting highlights.
Austin writes a column on rugby for The Daily Telegraph and is the founding director of SportFest.co.uk. OurLegeend.co.uk and Sport-Show.co.uk.
A popular after-dinner speaker, Austin can entertain audiences with anecdotes from his rugby career, and he can teach businesses lessons on how to win, not just be successful.
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