Sport Identities

Expect Nothing Less Than Excellence

No matter what your challenge, chances are our sports speakers have been there. They’ve met the psychological challenges head-on to endure practice, conditioning and training to produce an almost super-human display of ability.

As any athlete will tell you, success is scarcely reached through the attempt of one man. Teamwork is a primary driver for accomplishment.

Probably the best lesson our Australian sports speakers have is that the hands of many, not only one make iconic moments of greatness. For organisations – or any team for that matter – to achieve success in the long run, their efforts have to be collective and their unity must be valued.

Begin your race to greatness. Add your favourite sports speakers to the shortlist then call us on 1300 884 485 now and experience award-wining service from Australia’s world-class Speakers Bureau.

Get the Winning Edge.

Is your business is ready to attain the type of flow that is usually set aside for the world’s elite athletes?

Our team of Sydney and NSW-based sports speakers are specialists in taking what they have learned in competition and distilling those timeless moments into actionable principles. They deliver entertaining lessons your business can implement as soon as you leave the conference room.

Dedication and discipline are the guiding principles to greatness. Gold medals, league tournaments or world records – they are forged with a willingness to sacrifice everything to reach the pinnacle of success.

Take the first step to greatness and create a shortlist of your favourite sports speakers Sydney & NSW below. Then call us on 1300 884 485 to discuss your event with one of our Speakers Bureau’s expert consultants.

Offer a low level challenge to a talented athlete and they risk becoming bored and frustrated. When you put the right person into the right situation, magic happens.

Reaching the point of peak performance is the thing that turns good athletes into legendary ones. The same timeless principles apply to business. Our Melbourne sports speakers will remind you that superiority is never the destination of a long journey, but the road itself.

Discover world-class service and call our Australian Speakers Bureau on 1300 884 485, or begin your shortlist from the talented sports speakers Melbourne & Victoria below.

Simply because it demands excellence, professional sport is a fascinating arena. Perform badly and you may find yourself out of a job. Become complacent and supporters will hammer you with criticism. Play with vigour and you’ll be adored.

You could say that sport and business have a great deal in common.

This elaborate playing field of competitive passion, physical prowess and mental toughness is the proving ground for champions, and, in a business sense, the philosophical arena where enduring lessons can be learned.

Our sports speakers Brisbane can help you meet the challenges facing your business today and into the future. Begin your shortlist below, or contact our Speakers Bureau on 1300 884 485 to discuss your requirements with one of our expert speaking consultants.

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award winner    documentary    author

Matthew Mitcham is well known as an Olympic Gold Medallist and recognised as one of Australia's greatest athletes. He is also an author, popular television personality, a social media guru, and a captivating and inspiring corporate speaker. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Matthew executed the greatest dive in Olympic history, and became the first Australian male to win an Olympic Gold medal since Dick Eve’s plain high diving win in 1924.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • 2008 Australian Sports Performer of the Year
  • Funky Trunks
  • Foxtel

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award winner event host and MC

Glenn McGrath has taken more wickets than any other Australian fast bowler in Test Match history and is currently fourth on the all-time wicket list. He has had many milestones throughout his illustrious career including becoming the first Australian bowler to play in 200 One-Day Internationals and the first Australian Fast Bowler to play in 100 Test matches. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Glenn’s success to date has seen him become one of Australia’s most highly profiled and respected athletes. His popularity and success have seen him constantly sought after by the media, and he is one of the most recognisable faces in Australian sport.
  • Australian Institute of Sport Best of the Best (2001)
  • Member of the Order of Australia (2008)
  • ICC Cricket Hall of Fame (2012) Sport Australia Hall of Fame (2011)
  • ICC Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Nine Network
  • McGrath Foundation
  • Australian National Cricket Team

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International swimming sensation James Magnussen stamped himself as one of Australia's most exciting athletes ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. “The Missile” Magnussen’s gold in the 100m freestyle at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai made him the first Australian man to win swimming’s glamour event since the World Championships were established in 1973, and the first Australian to win over this distance at a major meet in 43 years.

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Jason Stevens is not your average sports star and definitely not your average guy. Jason is a TV presenter, author of 2 books and a corporate motivational sports speaker who has also had a successful Rugby League career where he played at the highest level for 14 seasons with both the Cronulla Sharks and St George Dragons. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. He also represented NSW and Australia on numerous occasions. But his success didn’t stop at Rugby. It’s his work off the field that contributed to him being described by Australia’s leading newspaper as the changing face of rugby league. Stevens being an active Christian plays a big part in the way he approaches life and the people who are fortunate to be around him.
  • Sutherland-Cronulla Sharks
  • St George Dragons
  • The Footy Show (TV Program)
  • The Fat (TV Program)
  • The Matty Johns Show (TV Program)
  • State of Origin

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The name Michael Slater - or Slats - is synonymous with Australian sport. Every bit the quintessential Aussie, Michael has been a welcome edition to Australian households for over 20 years, both on and off the cricket pitch. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. A product of Wagga Wagga, his was a meteoric rise. Michael Slater occupied a position at the top of the Australian Test batting line-up for close to a decade, frequenting his signature trait of kissing his helmet whenever he reached three figures. Michael played his last Test against England in August 2001 but continued to play State Cricket.
  • The Footy Show (TV Program)
  • Australian National Cricket Team
  • New South Wales Cricket Team
  • Derbyshire County Cricket Club
  • Nine's Wide World of Sports (TV Program)
  • Nine Network
  • The Cricket Show (TV Program)
  • What's Good For You (TV Program)
  • Weekend Today (TV Program)

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event host and MC

When Andrew Johns was forced into retirement in 2007, the rugby league world saluted the sporting game's greatest player of his era. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. His inclusion in 2008 in rugby leagues Team of the Century alongside the likes of legends Clive Churchill, Reg Gasnier, Wally Lewis and Johnny Raper pointed to the great halfbacks status in the game.
  • The Footy Show (TV Program)
  • Nine Network

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In today's weight-conscious society where childhood obesity, meal replacements and lap band surgery dominate the social conversation, the uncluttered message delivered by Michelle Bridges comes as a welcome relief. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Best known as the straight talking trainer of Channel Ten’s ratings heavyweight ‘The Biggest Loser’, Michelle joins the team for their 8th season (aired 2013) and has just finished filming TBL9. Michelle mixes her tough love message with a heartwarming compassion and understanding that has won the hearts and minds of Australian’s of all ages, weights and genders.
  • The Biggest Loser
  • ONEActive
  • Big W
  • 12 Week Body Transformation
  • RSPCA
  • The Heart Foundation
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The Black Dog Institute
  • The Australian Institute of Fitness

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   author event host and MC

Paul Vautin AKA 'Fatty Vautin' is more well known - aside from his many sporting achievements - for being the host of the ever popular "The Footy Show". Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. The first of Vautin’s credits is that he played in the 204 First Grade Rugby League games, with Manly Warringah. Then became the First grade Captain, including the Premiership winning manly side in 1987. He then Traded to the ES Roosters and had 2 seasons including 23 State of Origin games for Queensland.
  • Channel Nine
  • The NRL Footy Show (TV Series)

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Lauren Mitchell is Australia's most successful ever female gymnast. She is Australia's first World Championship Gold medallist and the reigning Commonwealth Games Champion in multiple disciplines. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. At the London 2012 Olympic Games, Lauren achieved the outstanding result of fifth in the floor final. She missed a bronze medal by 0.066. This is a wonderful achievement and it’s the best result of an Australian gymnast at an Olympic Games.

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Peter FitzSimons is a well-respected columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, speaks four languages, has played rugby for Australia, co-hosted radio shows with Mike Carlton and Doug Mulray, interviewed famous people around the globe from George Bush to Diego Maradona, is the Chair of the Australian Republican Movement and has written over 27 best-selling books. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. He has been Australia’s best-selling non-fiction author in the last decade and in November 2013 released his current best-seller on Ned Kelly. The most popular after-dinner speaker in Australia, Peter is married to Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson and they have three children.
  • The Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper)
  • Foxtel
  • The Back Page (TV Program)
  • The Sun-Herald (Newspaper)
  • 2GB (Radio)
  • ANZA Centenary Advisory Board
  • Sydney Writer's Festival