England Sevens Captain and renowned rugby speaker Ollie Phillips is the most successful Sevens Captain in recent British history, with a career covering more than a decade Phillips is known for his position as a winger or fullback. Ollie Phillips, who plays for both Stade Français and the England Sevens team, has competed in twenty World Series games and scored almost fifty tries for his country. He has worked as a rugby speaker for the England Sevens team since joining and more recently spent some time acting as a rugby speaker for Gloucester Rugby after spending six months with the club between January and July 2012.
As a rugby speaker and player Ollie Phillips is known for his leadership and ability to inspire, his tenure as Captain is one of the most successful to have ever been enjoyed by an England Sevens Captain. With Phillips at the helm the England team have participated in numerous World Sevens Series and Sevens World Cups and boast three Series victories and six Series finals.
Outside his work as an England player and rugby speaker Ollie Phillips has played for four different domestic clubs, including the infamous Harlequins and the Newcastle Falcons. As a domestic player, Ollie has enjoyed success with all four of his previous teams, participating in 3 Heineken Cups and a European Cup Final. Phillips was also voted 2011’s Best Overseas Player and has worked prolifically around the world as a rugby speaker and sports advocate.
Phillips is also well known for his work outside rugby and his participation in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race gained high esteem. As well as this Ollie Phillips has been commended for his status as a team leader and positive role model within the world of sports. His work as a rugby speaker has garnered a great deal of public attention, ultimately leading to the Phillips being awarded the Independent National Community Award in 2009 for his work as an after dinner speaker with a number of global community outreach programmes.
A personality and figure that exudes leadership, Ollie Phillips is without doubt one of England’s most successful rugby captains ever. The performances of his team have helped to raise the profile and status of Sevens Rugby in England and brought the game into the limelight. During his work as a rugby speaker, Phillips discusses how the game play differs between his sport and that of traditional rugby as well as explaining the physical demands of the game that only allows for less than half the players of a rugby union team. A trendsetter and inspiration to many, Phillips has enjoyed and experienced an incredibly decorated and illustrious career and is available to hire as rugby speaker for events and dinners across the UK where he will share insightful and entertaining tales and anecdotes that will instantly captivate and enthral and audience.