Nine years ago Steve was lying in a hospital bed, following back surgery, having just been told his professional rugby union career of almost 10 years was over! Steve had no firm retirement plans in place, had done no structured preparation, had basic qualifications and just 4 years experience as a rookie Police officer to draw on, the future was a bleak and scary place!!
Fast forward nine challenging years and since retiring from professional sport Steve has successfully worked predominantly in the internet and sportswear industries. He was the founder of online rugby retail company just4rugby, which was built from a standing start to become the second highest ranked online rugby retail company in the UK. Steve also created sportswear brand, just4sport, working successfully in the Middle East and Eastern Europe in particular.
As a proud, retired, Welsh International, Barbarian and experienced entrepreneur Steve is passionate about creating the smoothest transition possible for today’s elite athletes. Steve is responsible for the development of ACT’s Business Partnerships and works closely with ACT’s Advisory Team and Business Partners ensuring that work placements on the ACT pathway are structured, meaningful and valuable for both the athlete and the Business Partner.
Potential Business Partners should contact Steve on: