Joe Marler is one of the biggest names and most recognisable faces in English rugby.
Signing for Harlequins when he was seventeen, his professional career has been as unconventional as his colourful haircuts, offbeat interviews, and eclectic bans.
Despite retiring and un-retiring twice from international rugby, Joe has won 71 England caps, toured with the British and Irish Lions and played for the iconic Barbarians.
He first played rugby for Eastbourne Sharks at the age of eleven. Now in his thirties, he is one of the best loosehead props in the world and helped the England team reach the 2019 World Cup final in Japan.
In 2020, Joe wrote a book entitled ‘Loose Head, Confessions of an (un)professional rugby player’, which documents his incredible life and includes a detailed account of his mental health struggles. Since this release, Joe has talked honestly about the topic of mental health and well-being and, as such, is widely respected by not only those in rugby but across all sports and beyond.
Joe Marler is a passionate campaigner and speaker on male mental health. He is a CALM ambassador, host of the critically acclaimed Sky documentary ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’, and the hugely successful podcast ‘The Joe Marler Show’.
As a rugby guest speaker, Joe is a highly engaging speaker, and his humour, personal stories, larger-than-life personality, and relatability always resonate powerfully with audiences.