The epitome of a sports hero and role model, Sean Fitzpatrick was both an outstanding player and an outstanding leader both on and off the field during his rugby career.
He was appointed captain of the All Blacks in 1992 and played in 121 international matches, including 92 Test matches, a New Zealand record. Sean also holds the record for most Test matches as an All Black captain (51) and has played in more Test match victories (74) than any other player.
He is also committed to a number of charity causes: as a founder member of the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation, an international organisation committed to sport as a way to bring about social change; as ambassador for the Variety Club of NZ; and in charity work for Ronald McDonald House and Starship Children's Hospital.
Sean was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 2001 and the NZ Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He is an invited member of the World Sports Academy.
Sean is also sought after as a keynote speaker. From factory floor to boardroom, from infant to elder, people respect Sean for all he has stood for and achieved over his long and successful sporting career.
Sean exceeded all expectations. He is a fabulous person with amazing ability to develop an immediate rapport. ... keep reading CRT Southland
Sean was the right choice for the day. The audience loved him, you could have heard a pin drop while he was speaking; they were totally absorbed.