Richard Hill MBE – Rugby World Cup Winner. Motivational, Teamwork and Leadership Speaker
Born in Surrey, May 1973 and educated at Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School in Salisbury. Richard Hill is often portrayed as the ‘silent assassin’ at both club and international level.
British & Irish Lions, England and Saracens flanker, Richard Hill was the number one player in the world in his position, in which time he became the heartbeat of the England team.
Richard Hill made his first Saracens appearance in 1993 and made his England debut in the 1997. He toured South Africa with the British Lions in the summer of 1997, gaining two caps.
Although he missed Saracens’ Tetley’s Bitter Cup victory in 1998 with a back injury, he did lift with the World Cup with England in 2003.
Hill injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a match against London Irish in October 2004, and underwent surgery, he was out for about six months, but returned to be named in a Lions touring squad for the third time in 2005.
Richard represented his country at every level from Under-16s upwards and since his debut in 1997’s Calcutta Cup has won over 70 caps with his exemplary attitude making him a lynchpin.
Since retiring through injury in 2008, Richard has worked for Saracens and the RFU.
In June 2014 he was appointed RFU Player Pathway Liaison Manager where he played an important role with England’s international performance coaches to help identify, mentor and develop young players both on and off the field.
Since then Richard’s responsibilities have grown and in Sept 2016 Richard was appointed as England Rugby senior team manager.
Within his new role, Richard will have a direct relationship with both playing and non-playing staff managing internal and external relationships, but also continuing to mentor and guide the senior players as well as utilising his experience to develop the management team.
As a speaker Richard is happy to share expertise and in-depth knowledge on the following areas:
- Leadership – Identifying, mentoring and developing new talent.
- Team Dynamics and Composition – Strength in diversity.
- Motivation, Determination & Overcoming Setbacks.
- Going from Good to Great, Change Management, Maintaining Peak Performance and Working with the Dynamics of your Team – The story of the Rugby World Cup 2003 squad.