Scott Quinnell started playing rugby for the Llanelli Juniors at the age of 8, and had his first game for the Llanelli Scarlets at age 18 against Penygroes RFC. Scott went on to play 146 games for the Scarlets, scoring 69 tries for his beloved him club.
Scott played for Wales 52 times and scored 12 tries. He 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 5 tries and 1 test try.
After retiring from the sport prematurely due to injuries in his wrist and knees, Scott went in to coaching for the under 21 and Llanelli RFC squad. He now focuses on presenting and working in the media. Scott has worked with Sky Sports, Real Radio, The One Show, A Question of Sport, Soccer AM and currently has his own BBC Radio Wales Sunday morning show. Scott also is a motivational speaker, suitable for events, work places and after dinner speeches. He has also appeared on Radio and TV covering events such as the Rugby World Cup and Lions tours.
Scott is a patron of the Princes Trust, Make A Wish Foundation and The Welsh Dyslexic Association. Scott has spent the last 12 years speaking around the UK about learning difficulties, and has spoken about this topic 3 times at the Houses of Parliament. Scott’s speech has inspired teacher, pupils, adults and parents to realise that you can make a success in your life, despite being dyslexic.