£2,000 - £3,000
Type of Entertainment
Presenter & Host - Sport / Speaker - Sporting
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events
Gareth Chilcott is one of the most unforgettable and charismatic characters in modern rugby.
During a seventeen year career with Bath, England and the British Lions, Gareth Chilcott’s robustness on the field inspired such affectionate nicknames as Sledgehammer, The Mad Axeman, Sumo and The Terminator (and these were coined by his team mates!).
Gareth’s prowess as one of rugby’s greatest loose head props is legendary. Five Courage League Division One Championships, seven John Player / Pilkington cup winners medals, an England career that encompassed Five Nations Championship successes, appearances in the 1987 World Cup, a touring lion who played a significant role in the glorious Test win over Australia in 1989 – all testimony to a glittering rugby career at the highest level.
In ‘My Favourite Rugby Stories’, Gareth recalls the highs and lows, the greatest moments, the humour and repartee, the anecdotes and stories that have made his life in rugby as rich and fulfilling as it has been high profile.
For the first time, Gareth tells the hilarious stories top international rugby players exchange when the heat of the match cools and rugby camaraderie revitalises tired limbs.
There is Gareth’s highly embarrassing first encounter with England manager Jack Rowell; the player who borrowed Will Carling’s towel with alarming results; the shortest team talk ever given by an England coach – two words; the waiter who rebuffed a top RFU official; the cheekiest Rolex watch in the world; and the time when ‘Twist and Shout’ meant something completely different to French giant Garuet.
Gareth takes you behind the scenes with England and describes in vivid detail the build up to a Twickenham International; the Parc des Princes, the world’s most intimidating stadium which affects everyone who plays there; what is really like to take part in England and British Lions tours.
He reveals the secrets behind Bath’s amazing success as well as an expert and humorous look at the rugby scene throughout the world. Gareth Chilcott – My Favourite Rugby Stories is essential reading for every rugby or sports fan, as compelling and colourful as a full blooded forward charge to the tryline.
Gareth runs his own PR and Promotions company and is one of the most popular performers on the after dinner circuit. His TV and theatre credits include ITV Rugby World Cup ’95, Casualty, The Big Breakfast, Celebrity Squares and A Load of Oval Balls.
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