Tom Voyce has today announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect. He has had a glittering career having won 2 Heineken Cups, 3 Premiership Titles and 2 EDF trophies, as well as being capped 9 times by England.
Tom began his professional career at Bath in 1997 and went on to make over 50 appearances for the Club as well as receiving his first cap for England in the 2001 tour to North America.
Summer 2003 saw Tom moving to London Wasps where he became a first team regular and a huge hit with the fans. He played in 34 of Wasps 35 games in his first season at the club, scoring 15 tries along the way as Wasps won the Premiership and the Heineken Cup final. 2004 was another fine season for Tom as he scored the then quickest try in Premiership history (9.63 seconds against Harlequins), won a second Premiership title as well as added to his England caps on the summer tour of Australia and New Zealand.
2006 saw Tom winning his first EDF Energy Cup with Wasps as they defeated Llanelli Scarlets in the Final at Twickenham and Tom’s fine form led to his selection for the 2006 Six Nations as well as the England summer tour to Australia, where Tom was to win the last of his 9 caps for his country.
Further silverware followed in 2007, as Tom won his second Heineken Cup as Wasps defeated Leicester in the final and Tom collected his third Premiership winner’s medal in 2008 with Wasps again defeated their old foes Leicester. Tom amassed 54 appearances in the Heineken Cup, scoring 23 tries making him 8th equal on the list of all time Heineken Cup try scorers.
2009 brought about the end of Tom’s Wasps career as he moved to Gloucester. He had two successful seasons with the Cherry and Whites winning the EDF Energy trophy before joining London Welsh in 2012 for one final Premiership season. Tom’s career has seen him become the 8th most capped Premiership player with 220 appearances as well as the 5th highest try scorer in Premiership history with 66 tries further demonstrating the outstanding contribution he has made to professional rugby in this country.
Tom has made a number of lifelong friends during his playing career and would like to thank all of the coaches, fellow players and fans who have supported him throughout his glittering career.
2013 marks the next stage of Tom’s career as he joins Knightsbridge based Foreign Currency specialists Baydonhill FX. Tom will work with Baydonhill FX and together will be launching a dedicated sport desk, which will be tailored towards offering both business and individuals in the industry a bespoke, proactive service to help them save money on foreign currency exchange & bank charges, streamline processes and speed up payment delivery times. Tom’s inside knowledge of the sports market will allow him and Baydonhill FX to offer something truly unique in the industry.
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