Gavin Hastings dedicated training, tenacity and shear skill on the pitch are just some of the reasons why he became an outstanding Scottish and International Rugby Union player. During a glittering career, he scored over 700 points in official Test Matches, placing him second behind Australia's Michael Lynagh in the list of all-time record point scorers. He retired after the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa, having played 61 times for Scotland, 20 of them as Captain.
Gavin draws from this incredible experience as one of Scotland’s greatest international sportsmen to deliver highly entertaining After-dinner Speeches, as well as inspiring motivational presentations, with which he never fails to captivate audiences with stories of determination, teamwork and dedication, not only with respect to Rugby but in every aspect of professional life. Former national coach Ian McGeechan said of him: "Gavin's greatest asset was to engender confidence in those around him and to lead by example when the opposition had to be taken on. In New Zealand, they considered him simply the best full-back in the world."
Since his retirement, Gavin has been a regular contributor and commentator for the BBC, for instance during the Six Nations Championships and other Rugby Internationals. He has also been a regular contributor of articles to various national newspapers. Moreover, he is renowned for delivering high quality motivational speeches at sports and business functions, providing audiences with a wealth of entertaining and informative material to apply to both their personal and professional lives.
Gavin received an OBE in the 1994 New Year's Honours List, one amongst many accolades for achievements that will inspire your delegates. As well as a rugby legend, Gavin is also a keen golfer, and is never short of an entertaining and amusing story whether it occurred in the scrum or on the smoother slopes of the fairway. In fact, Gavin makes the perfect motivational or After-dinner Speaker for any event and will leave your delegates with something truly special that they can take away from arguably Scotland’s greatest ever Rugby player.
To book Gavin as a Speaker or Awards Presenter for your Golf Day or Business Event, or as a Motivational Speaker, contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 7251 8222 for further information.
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