Scott Quinnell started playing rugby for Llanelli Juniors at 8 years old, he had his first game 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.
Scott played for Wales 52 times and scored 12 tries. Scott loved playing under Graham Henry's reign and still calls him coach to this day as a mark of respect. Scott also played for the Barbarians and went on two British Lion tours in 1997 and 2001 where he scored five tries and one test try.
Scott currently works in the media. He occasionally works for Sky Sports, Real Radio, The One Show, A Question of Sport, Soccer am and has just finished making the series of School of Hard Knocks. He has also done column work for the newspapers and currently does motivational speeches for the workplace and after dinner speaking all over the world. He has also appeared on radio and TV covering events such as Rugby World Cups and Lions tours.
Scott is a patron of the Princes Trust, Make a Wish Foundation and The Welsh Dyslexic Association. He also speaks occasionally around the UK about Learning difficulties to adults and children. Scott has done this for 12 years and has spoken in the houses of parliament on three occasions. Scott's speeches have inspired teachers, pupils, adults and parents to realise that you can make a success in your life despite being dyslexic.
Monday 27th June
Evening After Dinner Speech