Jason Robinson

Legendary Cual Code International, 2003 World Cup Winner Who Is Widely Regarded As One Of The Greatest Players To Play The Game, & The First Black Man To Captain The England Team

  • Awarded an OBE for his contributions to rugby
  • Sales Sharks Head Coach in the 2009-10 season
  • Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Award
  • Created the autobiography ‘Finding My Feet’

Discover Jason Robinson’s biography of published work below.

Finding My Feet
Finding My Feet

When Jason Robinson is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

International Rugby
Domestic Rugby
Rugby World Cup
Peak Performance
Overcoming Adversity
Dealing With Pressure
Maximising Success
Mental Resilience

Jason Robinson OBE is a revered English former dual-coded international rugby league and rugby union footballer, best known for winning 51 caps for England. Having developed a remarkable career in the sporting industry, he is admired for his outstanding try to assist the national team in the victory during the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final. A profound expert in achieving peak performance, Jason is a leading figure in the sporting community. When looking to hire a talented sportsman to attend your next event, look no further than Jason today.

Having developed a keen interest in rugby from a young age, Jason began playing for Hunslet Boys Club before joining the rugby league in 2001. Naturally gifted, he began his league career with Hunslet Hawks, and become a leading figure in the industry. Later signing for Wigan Warriors, Jason was a key member of the team whilst they dominated the British Rugby League. An inspiration to both fans and professionals of the sport, a career highlight of Jason’s has been becoming the first mixed-race player and first former rugby league footballer to captain the England national team. In his first appearance as captain, he was named Man of the Match in 2004 Six Nations and continued to develop a remarkable career in the industry for many years.

Now taking a step back from playing professional rugby, Jason has focused his professional skillset on becoming a coach. Beginning by teaching the under-8s team, he quickly developed his skills to become the Sales Sharks Head Coach in the 2009-10 season. Admired internationally for his distinguished career, Jason was awarded an OBE for his contributions to rugby and has also been the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Award. In recognition of his stand-out performance in the 2003 World Cup, Jason created the autobiography ‘Finding My Feet’ which covers a wide range of childhood issues that Jason faced for many years.

An inspirational sporting icon, Jason Robinson is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. The Founder of JR Talks, Jason uses his prominence as a legendary sportsman to inspire people from urban city underprivileged communities to achieve their life goals and improve confidence – sharing with audiences how he personally has overcome adversity. Having been witness to domestic violence during his childhood, growing up in a poor part of Leeds, being the first person to have a job in his family aged 16, playing rugby in his sister’s hand-me-down clothes and shoes, not meeting his father until he was 36 years old and being the only Black member of his family, Jason’s stories of overcoming adversity are both powerful and emotive. At the highest point of his career, whilst winning six-figure contracts and World Cups, Jason hit his lowest point in life, contemplating suicide and experiencing suicidal thoughts – a time in his life that has motivated him to speak openly on mental health and mental wellbeing. Voted as one of the world’s best social mobility speakers, don’t miss your opportunity to hire Jason Robinson to discover how he found his place in society, along with his passion for building resilience both on the field and in business and his advocacy on diversity, inclusion and equality.

Official Testimonials

Jason Robinson is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Jason was fantastic, his story and speech was so captivating, and it really had everyone so engaged and inspired. We had really good feedback from the guests and the client. He stuck around and sat with some teams when they was doing their breakout sessions which I thought was great of him to do”

Paighton, Make Events

“Jason Robinson OBE, the first black man to captain the England team and 2003 England Rugby World Cup winner, gave a powerful speech on his experiences as a black male and the importance of diversity and inclusion in all areas of life. He touched on the topic of social mobility, and the fact that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background. Jason himself is a great example of someone who has achieved success through hard work and determination, despite facing significant challenges along the way. I was particularly moved by the stories he told of his upbringing, and inspired by how he uses his own experience to empower others. Overall, the evening was inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking. I feel incredibly grateful to have been a part of such an important conversation.”

Imogen, Senior Marketing Associate at Fujitsu UK | Co-Chair, Ability Matters

To enquire about Jason Robinson for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@diversity-inclusion-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 9816 297.