Austin Healey

Austin Healey

Austin Healey is one of the most recognisable and popular English rugby players in the modern era. He played full-back for Leicester Tigers, earning himself 237 caps, won 51 caps for England and toured with the Lions in 1997 and 2001. For his country, Austin covered all positions from scrum half, fly-half, fullback and wing, and was as famous for his attitude as well as his skill, gaining the nickname ‘The Leicester Lip’.

Since retiring from playing rugby, Austin Healey has become a familiar face on television and radio, particularly as a rugby analyst for sporting programmes. Since taking on the role as lead rugby analyst on BT Sport in 2013, he has covered the Aviva Premiership, European Cup and Premiership 7’s matches.

In addition to these rugby roles, he is highly regarded by brands and has collaborated with a number of corporate sponsors including Aviva, Sigma Sports, GOPO Joint Health, BMF, Ladbrokes, Citroen and DHL.

Austin is a favourite amongst rugby fans and business people alike; thanks to his versatility, charismatic wit and passionate nature, Austin is now an extremely sought after rugby speaker across events.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Rugby Legend and TV Presenter Austin Healey for your next event.

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Austin was a huge success. In my opinion he was the best host we have had since I started doing these awards four years ago. He was very friendly, funny, charismatic and kept the guests attention throughout the event. He really made our awards ceremony come alive and we have had nothing but positive feedback on him.
The Energy Institute

Austin set out to address our objectives and prepared well. Austin was brilliant and his stories went down really well with the audience. I enjoyed working with him.
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers

He captivated the crowd with humour and warmth and drove our auction to £15,000 over target! Whilst being lively and entertaining, Austin was also very sensitive to the nature of the event. We would not hesitate to recommend him as a warm, funny and impressive host.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Austin met all our objectives and more, he was very receptive to comments from our guests and definitely gave as good as he got and some more, which everyone liked, including our senior management. We have had excellent feedback from all out guests, even the token Welshman! Everyone was talking about Austin when we retired to the bar, even the non-rugby supporters enjoyed his stories.

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