Sir Clive Woodward is the Former England RFU Coach.
Furthermore, he was the British Olympic Director of Elite Performance.
Woodward became the first full-time coach to the England Rugby team in September 1997.
Clive attended Loughborough University and graduated with a Sports Science degree and a teaching qualification (PGCE).
As a rugby player, his first club was Harlequins, followed by Loughborough Students, and Leicester.
He won 21 caps for England between 1980 and 1984. He also toured twice with the British Lions.
An exciting and elusive player, some have since said that even then he was ahead of his time.
Throughout his playing career, he worked both in the UK and in Australia for Rank Xerox followed by Portfolio Leasing Australia.
After returning to the UK, he established his own successful leasing company in 1990.
His coaching career began soon after he had returned to the UK at Henley. Under Clive’s leadership, the club gained three promotions in three successive seasons. He then coached London Irish where they won promotion to the Premiership.
He went on to coach England U21s for three seasons (1994-97), and while coaching at Bath, he accepted the challenge to coach the England senior squad.
After transforming the national side, they began to beat southern hemisphere teams regularly. As a result, the England team were ranked No. 1 in the world and went on to win the 2003 World Cup.
In 2004 Clive Woodward was awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours.
In September 2004, Sir Clive announced his resignation as the RFU England coach.
Following the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand, he made a switch to the football league.
Sir Clive became the Performance Director at Southampton Football Club, and in 2006 was appointed Director of Football.
Between 2006 and 2012, Sir Clive Woodward was the Director of Elite Performance for the British Olympic Association.
Sir Clive Woodward – Keynote Speaker:
Woodward and his staff created a unique management system within international rugby, revolutionising the game both on and off the field.
Whether in sport or business, the principles associated with creating high-performance teams remain the same.
Leadership, Teamship, Partnership and Attention to Detail are critical components to build a team. Team and Company Cultures may change, but the key ingredients for success remain consistent.
During Clive’s time with the England Rugby team, he established a series of high-performance management systems incorporating players, coaches, technical, medical and administrative units. These systems operate individually and collectively, guided by a set of winning behaviours, which ultimately provide the framework for activities on and off the field.
It’s the establishment, recognition and implementation of these principles which have enabled Sir Clive to meet his objectives of wanting to build a happy and successful team.
Sir Clive Woodward’s presentations provide you with an insight into the tools and methods that he has used as a world cup winning coach.
As one of the UK’s leading motivational speakers, Sir Clive delivers keynotes and workshops live and virtually.