Jason Robinson

Former Captain of the English Rugby Team & First Black British Man to Captain a World Cup Winning Rugby Team

  • Impeccable track record of scoring an impressive 171 tries in 281 Rugby League games
  • Appointed MBE and OBE
  • Best known for scoring England’s only try in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final
  • Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards
  • Brand Ambassador for Vodafone Business
  • Director of JR Sports Stars

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:

High Performance Teams
Inclusive Leadership
Mental Health & Resilience
Social Mobility & Inclusion

Jason Robinson is widely regarded as a legendary sportsman, celebrated for his exceptional talent in both Rugby League and Rugby Union. As the first Black British man to captain the England Rugby Team, his influence extends far beyond the pitch. Jason’s career began at Wigan, where he was a crucial player in their victories, securing multiple titles including a Super League title and three Challenge Cup titles. His talent was undeniable, scoring an impressive 171 tries in 281 Rugby League games, and he continued to excel in Rugby Union, playing for Bath, Sale Sharks, and the England National Team. His leadership and skill were further recognised when he was appointed MBE and OBE.

Having retired from professional sports, Jason has channelled his experiences into inspiring others through his work with JR Talks and JR Sports Stars. Growing up in a poor part of Leeds, he overcame significant adversity, including domestic abuse and being the only Black member of his family. These experiences have made him a powerful advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Jason’s story is one of resilience and determination, as he navigated a path to success in a sport dominated by those from privileged backgrounds, all while wearing hand-me-down clothes and shoes. His journey underscores the importance of mental resilience and overcoming adversity.

Jason’s impact as a keynote speaker is profound, addressing themes of social mobility, racial equality, and mental health. He shares his personal journey, from the struggles of his youth to the heights of his rugby career, including scoring England’s only try in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. His candid discussions about his lowest points, including experiencing suicidal thoughts despite his professional success, resonate deeply with audiences. Jason’s dedication to these issues has earned him the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lycamobile British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards and recognition as one of the world’s best social mobility speakers.

In addition to his speaking engagements, Jason remains active in various roles, such as Brand Ambassador for Vodafone Business and CamperKing, Non-Executive Director of Sale Sharks Rugby Club, and Director of JR Sports Stars. His work is driven by a commitment to inspire and support others in achieving their life goals, regardless of their background or circumstances. Jason Robinson stands as a passionate and powerful advocate for equality, mental resilience, and the importance of diversity and inclusion. If you seek a speaker who embodies these values and can inspire through personal and professional experiences, Jason Robinson is the ideal choice.

Official Testimonials

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

“Thanks to Jason for his keynote speech yesterday!  He was amazing, such an inspirational speaker, who took the whole audience on a journey.  He really set the tone and intention for our event and drove home the message about how we can all support young people to be their best!”

Rachel, Strategic Lead, South London Partnership Careers Hub

“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

“Yesterdays event went really well. Please convey our thanks to Jason for being willing to step in on such short notice, delivering a powerful keynote message and finally just being an incredibly nice guy!”

Bank ABC

“The event was really great, it has been our most engaged with D&I event so far. We had 100 colleagues in person and over 440 online. Jason’ talk went down extremely well and seemed to really resonate with our colleagues here. I’ve had colleagues go out of their way to come up to the team and thank us for putting it on. I’d like to thank him again for such an open and honest talk about mental health, and how that intersects with many different aspects of his life.”

Neil, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Clyde & Co LLP

To enquire about Jason Robinson for your event or corporate function, simply contact us via agent@inspirational-leadership-speakers.com or call a booking agent on 0203 0070 320.