Sir Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Woodward

(3 customer reviews)


Clive Woodward famously guided England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup; and three Six Nations tournaments, including an elusive Grand Slam. He has since served as Director of Sport at the British Olympic Association, working in partnership with UK Sport.

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Clive Woodward: Rugby Player

Early in his career Clive enjoyed success on the pitch; winning 21 caps as a player and twice touring with the British Lions. He also worked in business, first with Rank Xerox in the UK and Australia. He then became sales director of a leasing company within the Ford Group, before forming his own successful leasing operation.

Cutting Edge Rugby Tech

Clive Woodward was universally credited with bringing professionalism, cutting edge techniques and new management skills to English rugby. As he explains in speeches, the squad’s achievements were built on back-room expertise, close attention to detail, thorough mental and physical preparation; competitor analysis and ruthless decision-making.

Clive Woodward: Director of Football

After leaving rugby Clive became Technical Director and Director of Football at Southampton, and a UEFA qualified coach; before joining the British Olympic Association with a mission to integrate coaches and athletes from all sports into Team GB. London 2012 produced the most successful British performance of the modern era, with 65 medals including 29 golds.

Talent, Teachability, Pressure and Will

Sir Clive sets out the four attributes needed to create any winning team: talent, teachability, pressure and will. Using what he calls ‘T-cup moments’ (thinking correctly under pressure); he shows how to prepare for a contest. By setting up potentially challenging situations and asking individuals to work out exactly what they would do in each.

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3 reviews for Sir Clive Woodward

  1. Boehringer Ingelheim

    Sir Clive met our objectives very well. The brief was to provide the client with a stimulating look at teamship and building strong ground rules for team working. This was achieved really well. The audience were engaged and spoke about the idea of teamship throughout the remainder of the conference so the reaction was positive.

  2. Halfords

    Sir Clive was a real hit with the audience. His presentation was skilled and pitched just right for the 650 whosaw him. The content was totally inline with he theme of the conference and ensured the event was hit. It was also great for him to mingle with the audience over lunch

  3. Simplyhealth

    Sir Clive was entertaining, informative and engaging and networked happily with guests and staff both before and after his presentation. He certainly met our expectations and objectives. We hope we will be able to book him for a future engagement.

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