Keynote Speaker: Sir Clive Woodward OBE

Published:  10 March, 2014

This year's Keynote Speaker at the NMBS Conference is Sir Clive Woodward OBE.

As a rugby player Sir Clive Woodward won 21 caps for England and toured twice with the British and Irish Lions. Following a successful business career which saw him establish his own sales and finance business, in 1997 the RFU appointed him as England’s first full time head coach. He immediately set about challenging the traditional practices and introduced business principles to the running of an international sports team. By combining his knowledge and experience in both elite sport and business he revolutionized the way the game was coached and played. Subsequently, Sir Clive's England side rose from 6th in the world rankings to become the world’s number one ranked team culminating in winning in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Sydney Australia.

In 2006, Sir Clive joined the British Olympic Association and, as director of sport for Team GB, worked in close partnership with all key stakeholders in British sport to support our national coaches and athletes to deliver Team GB’s most successful Olympic Games in the modern era at London 2012. He continues to support athletes’ and coaches’ development through his role on the IOC’s Entourage Committee as a Team GB Ambassador and as the founding partner of Captured, an online knowledge capturing tool.


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