Kyran Bracken MBE – World Cup Winning England Rugby Player and After-Dinner Speaker.
Kyran Bracken was born in November 1971. He was raised in Liverpool and was later educated at St. Edward’s College, Stonyhurst College and Bristol University
Kyran Bracken has experienced the highs and lows of first class rugby union and has witnessed first-hand the transition to the professional game. During his time at Bristol, Kyran continued to have a successful career in law until the advent of professionalism in 1996 and his transfer to Saracens.
Kyran made his England debut in November 1993 against the All Blacks
Bracken was known as a player who could pass accurately off both hands, a strong defender, a good kicker and always posed an attacking threat with great speed from a standing start.
He battled back from a career threatening back injury to regain his captaincy and scrum half position at Saracens and won a place in Clive Woodward’s triumphant 2003 England World Cup, making 4 appearances including winning his 50th Cap against Wales in the quarter-final.
Kyran Bracken retired from international rugby in 2003, and from the Saracens at the end of the 2005/06 season after a glittering career which saw him win every international honour available with England and the Tetley’s Bitter Club with Saracens during his 10 year stint with the club.
His experience was also utilised with Saracens as half back coach.
After months of training, and performing live on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Kyran beat finalists Duncan James and Clare Buckfield to be crowned Dancing on Ice Champion 2007.
Kyran is available for anecdotal after-dinner speeches and motivational keynote speeches:
Keynote speeches include:
Delivering Under Pressure – Ice Cool Thinking:
Delivering under pressure in familiar and unfamiliar environments and exploring the management of change.
TV Lights – Rugby Fights:
Fronting up to challenges, harnessing fear/nerves and planning for success.
Skating Falls – Dropped Balls:
Bouncing back from disappointment. Determination and being a team player.