Martin Bayfield recently hosted the Wheelchair Rugby media session at the BT Sport Studios alongside GB’s Wheelchair Rugby ambassador Mike Brown, to raise awareness of the game.Martin was the perfect host for the event after his role as ITV 4’s main presenter for the BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, which was hosted in London 2015.
Martin joins BT Sport in a number of roles as a reporter, co-presenter and rugby expert across the channels’ rugby coverage. Other rugby experts include the likes of Lawrence Dallaglio, Matt Dawson and Austin Healey.
Martin’s in-depth rugby knowledge comes from his successful rugby career, with his England debut in 1991 and he later went on the 1993 British Lions tour in New Zealand and was part of the 1995 World Cup squad.
For more information on BT Sport visit the website : www.sport.bt.com
Martin and England captain and Harlequins star Chris Robshaw have been announced as brand ambassadors for QBE, the business insurance specialist.
Martin Bayfield will assist with QBE’s on-going sponsorship activity, attending key industry events and hosting QBE delegates at the inaugural QBE Internationals in November and December 2012. He will also be present at various other speaker events.
Martin Bayfield said: “The QBE Internationals is set to be a great series with England taking on the best of the Southern Hemisphere at Twickenham. I am delighted to be working with QBE to help make the QBE Internationals a success and to support the rugby sponsorship throughout the season.”
Martin has joined the team of Crimewatch, working alongside the show’s current presenters Kirsty Young and Matthew Amroliwala. Martin’s first show will be on BBC One on Tuesday 20 March at 9pm. Martin served as a police officer in the Metropolitan and Bedfordshire forces, during which time he also played top-flight rugby, winning thirty-one caps with England and three with the British Lions. Martin left the police when rugby turned professional.
Martin says: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team on Crimewatch. It is a great honour to be asked to join such an important programme and to lend my support to a police service I served so happily for ten years and who supported me so magnificently through my rugby career”.
For more information on Crimewatch visit the BBC website : www.bbc.co.uk/crimewatch