Scott Quinnell

Scott Quinnell

  • Former Welsh Rugby Legend
  • Leadership, Motivation & Teamwork Speaker
  • Patron of the Welsh Dyslexic Association

Scott Quinnell is a former Welsh international rugby player, and the son of Rugby Union Legend Derek Quinnell. He has played rugby at the top of the game representing both Wales and the Lions.

His rugby career started when he joined the Llanelli Juniors at the age of 8 years old, moving on to play professional rugby for the Llanelli Scarlets at 18 years of age against Penygroes RFC in 1990. Scott went on to play 146 games for the Scarlets scoring 69 tries for his beloved home club, this was under the guidance of Gareth Jenkins his only Llanelli coach and mentored also by his father Derek.

His international career with Wales saw him playing 52 times and scoring 12 tries, he loved playing during Graham Henry's reign and still calls him coach to this day. Scott also played for the Barbarians and went on two British Lion tours in 1997 and 2001 scoring a total of 5 tries and 1 test try.

Currently working across all media he has commentated for Sky Sports, Real Radio, and appeared on The One Show, A Question of Sport, Soccer am and also made a series of the School of Hard Knocks.

Scott was born dyslexic, but was not diagnosed until his early 30's. Having undertaken a series of therapies to resolve the condition, he is now a popular speaker on the matter.

With his rugby and life experience combined, he makes a fantastic and moving speaker, captivating his audiences with his very inspirational stories. His speeches are full of encouragement and hope and inspire people never to give up and to pursue continuous lifelong learning.

To book Scott Quinnell to appear at your event please call a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 3500 3331 or email your enquiry to us at

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Scott came into Parc Prison as part of our annual " Hay in the Parc" literary festival last year. As a positive role model for young people, Scott proved to be not just inspiring but tear-jerkingly emotional and most importantly real! The workshop was utterly brilliant.
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in obtaining Scott Quinnell's services for our event at Renault Trucks in Cardiff yesterday. My colleagues and my client said how great Scott was: very friendly, helpful, full of amusing stories, and went down extremely well with the audience. We look forward to working with him again in the future.