Bath-born Charlie Hayter, a newcomer to the England Sevens centrally-contracted core group in July 2014, has a Midlands background, having been educated at Croft Junior School in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick School, where he captained the first XV and was mentored by coaches Mark Nasey and Richard Chapman.
He also studied at Nottingham University from 2007-10 and played for Nottingham RFC during that time before becoming a member of the Worcester Warriors Academy until 2012. Charlie joined Wasps in January 2013, having been with Moseley for the first half of that season and come under the benign influence of the club’s coaching guru Kevin Maggs.
Charlie trained with the England Sevens squad since the start of June 2014 and made his debut at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He went on to represent England in 30 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series rounds over five years, scoring 32 tries and 166 points. He was involved in the World Series victories in Tokyo, Cape Town and Vancouver.
In May 2016, Charlie was included in the 25-strong Great Britain training squad for the Rio Olympic Games. Following the late withdrawal through an ankle injury of Alex Davis from the final 12-strong party and the inclusion of Ruaridh McConnochie as his replacement, Charlie was chosen as a reserve for the tournament.
Earlier in his career, he spent time on loan with Stourbridge in 2010 and London Scottish two years later where he impressed Simon Amor, now the England Sevens head coach. But his first club was Stratford-upon-Avon from the age of five. He chose rugby because in his own words: “You are allowed to run into people, unlike cricket and football!”
A Daily Mail Schools Cup winner with Warwick in 2007, his most recent favourite game was playing for the Championship XV against New Zealand Maori at Castle Park, the home of Doncaster Knights, in the autumn of 2012. Charlie also toured Australia with Warwick School in 2006. He has two rugby-playing brothers. James represented England U21, was with Harlequins for six years and Llanelli for a season while Nick appeared for Coventry and Moseley.
His most admired players are Brian O’Driscoll, Jeremy Guscott and Christian Cullen and his top ground is Twickenham. Golf, cooking, tennis and cricket are his passions outside rugby.
Last updated: 6 June 2019