Andy Goode is a household name in the world of Rugby having played professionally for almost two decades in addition to representing England in 17 matches. Having played for six clubs during his career, Goode played almost 200 games for the Leicester Tigers where he became a crowd favourite and excelled largely due to his outstanding goal kicking abilities. The all-time leading points scorer in the English Premiership, overtaking Jonny Wilkinson, Andy Goode was a prolific performer playing predominantly as a fly-half but also a more than capable full-back. A highly sought after player during his playing days, Goode’s demand has seamlessly transferred into the world of after dinner speaking where he speaker as a rugby speaker sharing tales and anecdotes from his glittering career at events across the nation.
Goode was selected to play for England Schools U18 and has since represented England at U21 level playing at the 2000 SANZAR tournament in New Zealand showcasing his early promise and potential. Goode built on these early signs of excellence by joining Leicester Tigers and despite his youth he played a significant part in Tigers’ record four successive Premiership titles and also won two historic Heineken Cup winners medals. These fantastic achievements that Goode was at the centre of during the seemingly infant years of his career make for fascinating content during his work as a rugby speaker as he shares the secrets to success and stories from the Tigers glory days.
Following a spell at Saracens, Goode returned to Welford Road to be nominated for Player of the Season and the PRA Players' Player of the Year. He also ended the season voted Player of the Year by the Leicester Tigers members and players. Becoming the all-time leading points scorer in the English Premiership in 2008, Andy Goode is able to express and explain his rise to success as well as the fundamentals that allowed him to remain so consistent and productive during his work as a rugby speaker. Going on to play for Brive and the Sharks in the Super 14, Goode is also able to provide an insight into domestic rugby around the world and provide comparisons to both the culture and environment in other nations.
A career highlight for Goode and one he discusses during his performances as a rugby speaker came when he led Worcester Warriors to victory in the second leg of the Championship final by scoring a try, two conversions, a penalty and a drop-goal against the Cornish Pirates. This victory which was largely inspired by Andy Goode guaranteed promotion to the English Premiership for the 2011/2012 season. Goode retired while playing for London Wasps due to injury however came out of retirement to play once again for Newcastle Falcons. The ability to recover from the setback of injury and return to playing is eloquently discussed by Goode during his work as a rugby speaker in what is always an incredibly inspiring and motivating account.
A tremendous domestic rugby performer, Andy Goode also played internationally for England on 17 occasions. Scoring over 100 points in an England shirt, Andy fondly reminisces on his time at the pinnacle of Rugby and often refers to the 2009 Six Nations where he scored the opening try of the tournament before converting it himself. A household name and instantly recognisable figure that has enjoyed a decorated career, Andy Goode is available to hire as a rugby speaker for any event, function or dinner and is certain to be an idyllic addition to any occasion.