Gareth Chilcott, more popularly known as “Cooch”, is one of the most recognisable, highly popular members of the 1980s English rugby team. As a prop forward he played for Bath Rugby Football Club, playing in excess of 400 first team games. Gareth was also an English International player between 1984-1990, coming up against Australia with the British Lions in 1989. He made his England debut against Australia in 1984.
When in full attack, Gareth's famed headband and trademark moustache, coupled with his fearsome visage, were never calculated to put his opponents at ease! Always giving the game 110 per cent, he gained respect both in Britain and abroad and he now gains the same respect for his After-Dinner presentations.
As well as being an exceptional player, Gareth is also a highly skilled performer away from the rugby field. He has a fund of amazingly funny rugby stories and these are always enjoyed by appreciative audiences at sporting and company dinners all around the country. These humorous anecdotes are combined with a motivational message to provide speeches that are sure to entertain any audience.
A born entertainer, Gareth is currently a pundit for ITV Sport and has also appeared on many other TV shows, including Casualty, They Think It's All Over and Through the Keyhole. He took part in a rugby special of Channel 4's Come Dine with Me in 2011, with Martin Offiah, Victor Ubogu and Kyran Bracken.
Gareth is an active Honorary President of the rugby charity Wooden Spoon, improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in Britain and Ireland. He is also an ambassador for SOS International Rugby Board Kit Aid, which is a 'green' rugby project that gives less-advantaged children around the world a chance to play rugby in emerging nations through the collection and distribution of unused/unwanted recycled rugby kit from the UK and Ireland.
To book Gareth for your Sports Day, or as an After Dinner Speaker, contact Prime Performers via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call us on 020 7251 8222.
- Former England Rugby Player and Founder of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation which is dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying.
- Expert on management coaching and developing high performance teams.
David Moorcroft OBE
- England’s second most capped player of all time who has constantly proved he has a unique resilience to both stay at the top, and come back from times of adversity.