Kenny Logan has enjoyed a successful career as a leading rugby player, having been capped by teams such as Stirling County, Glasgow Warriors and London Wasps. Now retired, Kenny has since founded Logan Sports Marketing and co-founded the National Fitness Games, putting to use his expertise of top-tier sports. Throughout his life, Kenny has also struggled with dyslexia, having not learnt to read until he was 30 years old. Now booked as a speaker for a range of events, Kenny is a perfect choice for diversity and inclusion themed events, speaking about being neurodiverse.
After leaving school at 16, Kenny began his rugby career playing for Stirling County. Making his professional debut at 17, Kenny went on to play for teams Glasgow District and Wasps, marking his first season in English rugby. During his time with the Wasps, Kenny was able to help the team secure victory at the 2002-03 Premiership Final and win the Anglo-Welsh Cup. He also played for London Scottish, finishing his club career with 140 caps for various teams. Kenny also played an international rugby career, joining the Scotland A National Team and making his debut in 1992. Aged just 19, Kenny impressed on the international stage playing against Australia, and by his retirement in 2005 had been capped 70 times and scored 220 points. During his time playing for Scotland, Kenny also played in the 2003 World Cup and scored 20 tries for the team.
Outside of rugby, Kenny has struggled with Dyslexia in his personal life, unable to read until he was 30. During his time in top-flight rugby, Kenny would keep his Dyslexia a secret from coaches and officials, hiding in toilets to avoid participating in any form of reading or writing. As a young child, Kenny felt vulnerable and insecure about his Dyslexia, and this carried into his adult life too. On one occasion he was given forms to fill out in order to try out for the Lions British side rugby but unfortunately missed out on the opportunity as he could not write the forms and was too scared to admit his challenges. Kenny’s wife Gabby realised that Kenny had Dyslexia soon after meeting him, having since helped him overcome hurdles and become a successful businessman. Kenny and Gabby’s son also had mild Dyslexia, and now Kenny is supporting his son to overcome his challenges too.
Focussing on his passion for sport and helping others overcome adversity, Kenny is now booked as a speaker for a range of events, perfect for the theme of diversity and inclusion. Discussing how he overcame his challenges with dyslexia, Kenny inspires all to overcome their personal struggles with his own personal transition through life. Also a passionate charity supporter, formerly a President of Sparks charity, Kenny is passionate about helping others through adversity. When looking for a speaker to speak on neurodiversity, inclusion or sports, Kenny Logan is a fantastic choice.