England international and World Cup winner Ben Kay is a rising star of the after dinner speaking circuit. Following a long and successful career for Leicester Tigers and England, Ben has not only played with some other great names in rugby, he has played in every major tournament. With a ready wit that is the hallmark of so many second rows, Ben is an interesting and fun guest speaker.
Following a long and successful career with Leicester Tigers and England, Ben’s ready wit combined with his intelligent analysis of sport makes him an unbeatable motivational and after dinner speaker .
As a small child Ben Kay was playing Mini Rugby for Waterloo Under 9's and displayed not only undeniable talent, but a staunch loyalty that would remain with him throughout his career. Although he received offers from bigger clubs, Ben remained with his hometown until a professional career came calling.
Ben joined the Leicester Tigers just before the 1999 World Cup, and as his team lifted the trophy, Ben’s reputation was beginning to grow. Rewarded with his first England cap against Canada in 2001, Ben’s position on his national team was cemented. By the end of the season he had formed an imposing 2nd row partnership with Martin Johnson, and the pair impressed fans and critics both at club and international level.
In 2003 Ben appeared in his first Grand Slam at the 6 Nations and contributed to England's first ever Test victory on Australian soil and an away victory against the mighty All Blacks.
In 2005 Sir Clive Woodward selected Ben for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand , and the world enjoyed one of the most exciting games in rugby history, and in 2007 he was the only English player to see every minute of action in the Rugby World Cup.
Honoured by the Queen with an MBE for services to the sport, Ben has become one of the rising stars of the after dinner speaking circuit.
A rising star on the after dinner speaking circuit, rugby player Ben Kay is as England international and World Cup winner.
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