Maggie Alphonsi MBE is a former England rugby player who was a member of the team who won the Rugby World Cup in 2014.
The face of international women’s rugby, Maggie Alphonsi is one of the most well-known names in women’s team sports around the globe!
Before announcing her international retirement in 2014, she represented her country an impressive 74 times, scored 28 tries, and helped England win a record breaking seven consecutive Six Nations crowns.
Maggie was a crucial member of the team that won the 2014 Rugby World Cup for the first time in 20 years and was part of the team that was crowned the BBC’s Sports Personality Team of the Year.
Alphonsi has become a household rugby name who can now regularly be seen as a pundit and has commentated on live rugby matches for SKY Sports and the BBC.
In 2015 she became the first ever former female player to commentate on men’s international rugby when she was signed up by ITV for the Rugby World Cup, and in 2016 for ITV’s coverage of the RBS 6 Nations.
Maggie Alphonsi – Motivational Speaker
As a popular motivational speaker, Maggie is well qualified to share her experiences.
You don’t need to be a rugby fan to be interested or inspired by how she has become a prominent figure in the challenging world of a male dominated sport.
Speaking topics include:
- Understanding Pressure
- The Psychology of Winning
- Transferring Skills
- Pressure Management
- Working in a Male Environment
- Challenging Perceptions
From South East London, Maggie Alphonsi has taken her education as seriously as her rugby obtaining a MSc in Sports & Exercise at Roehampton University, a BSc in the same subjects at De Montfort University and a BTEC National Diploma in Leisure Studies at Hertford Regional College.
Additionally, she has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Arts from the University of Bedfordshire.