Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens is widely acknowledged as the best rugby union referee of all time.

Nigel has been officiating test matches since 2005, and has had the privilege of refereeing the 2015 World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand, and many Six Nations games.

Nigel has been honest that his career was almost finished before it had started, with him struggling with eating disorders, suicide attempts, and coming to terms with his sexuality.

Wales born and bred, and a patron for the LGBTQ+ community, particularly in sport, Nigel’s keynote speeches vary from a funny and entertaining tales, to an honest, in-depth talk on diversity in sport.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Rugby Referee Nigel Owens for your next event.

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