|Full name||Damian Paul Hopley|
|Date of birth||12 April 1970|
|Place of birth||London, England, UK|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||14 st 9 lb (93 kg)|
|School||St Benedict's School, Ealing
|University||University of St Andrews, University of Cambridge|
|Rugby union career|
Born in London, Hopley attended St Benedict's School in Ealing where he represented first his school in rugby and Harrow School. He was nicknamed the "vicar of rugby", having studied theology at the University of St Andrews and Cambridge University and holds a Master of Theology degree.
Hopley continued playing rugby for his university side. He spent his entire playing career with London Wasps before retiring at only 26 due to injuries just months after the sport turned professional.
He was a member of the successful England sevens team that won the Melrose Cup in the inaugural IRB 1993 Rugby World Cup Sevens at Murrayfield. He won 3 caps for England and retired in 1998 after injuries forced him to retire at the age of 27.
Hopley is the founder and chief executive of the not-for-profit registered trade union Rugby Players' Association (RPA), launched in August 1998, as the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby union players in England.
- National Schools Sevens - Glories and Stories
- Old Priorians Association - Sports - International Caps
- "Damian Hopley, the 'Vicar of Rugby' tackles the professional game head on". Daily Telegraph. 10 June 2009.
- "St Andrews University". The Herald. 8 July 1993.
- "Hopley continues as players' boss". BBC. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 18 February 2008.
- "Who we are". RPA. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.