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Mike Ford

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Mike Ford is a former rugby league international with England and Great Britain. Throughout his playing career Mike made 536 first grade appearances and captained Great Britain. In 2006, Mike became the assistant coach of England and helped them to a Six Nations title as well as the World Cup Final in 2007. Mike, a distinguished figure in both rugby league playing and coaching, embodies the essence of teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. With a remarkable career as a rugby league player, he has exemplified grit, determination, and strategic prowess on the field. As a coach, Mike has translated his expertise into guiding and nurturing aspiring athletes, instilling values of teamwork, resilience, and dedication. With a profound understanding of the game and an ability to inspire, he has become a sought-after speaker in the sports arena. His talks are a blend of personal experiences, tactical insights, and motivational wisdom, leaving audiences captivated and enlightened.


Creating a Winning Culture and Environment | Leadership | Motivation | Teamwork | Coaching | Mentoring | Public Speaking | Resilience As a player, Mike showcased exceptional skills, guided by strong values of sportsmanship and teamwork. These values have been the foundation of his coaching philosophy. His coaching journey reflects his belief in a Player-led Organization where the Player prioritises the team, and reciprocally, the team nurtures and uplifts the player. His coaching tenure saw him imparting not only technical prowess but also instilling resilience, dedication, and the importance of unity in achieving collective goals. His achievements, both on the field and in coaching, epitomise the enduring legacy of rugby.


England and Great Britain - Rugby League International British and Irish Lions - Captain Head Coach - Bath, Saracens, Toulon and Germany Assistant Coach - Ireland, British and Irish Lions, England Adidas - Talent ID Consultant Director of Rugby - Premiership Winner with Bath (2015)

Keynote (Keynote Speaking)

Adversity, Inspiration, Leadership, Motivation, Resilience, Strategy, Team Building

Sport | Rugby | England (Premiership)

Bath, Newcastle Falcons, Saracens

Sport | Rugby (Other Countries)

Belgium, British and Irish Lions, Germany

Business (Business Consulting)

Career Development Coaching, Corporate Training, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Team Building

Sport | Rugby League | England (Super League)

Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity, Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors

Sport | Rugby (Other)


Sport | Rugby | England (National)


Sport | Rugby League | England (National)


Health and Wellness (Health)

Exercise and Fitness, Family and Social Health, Growth and Development, Mental Health, Nutrition

Sport | Rugby | Ireland (Eire)


Sport | Rugby | France (Top 14)



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