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.

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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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Steven Bradbury was the first Australian to win a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics after winning the 1000m short track speed skating event, and was also a part of the short track relay team who won a bronze medal in 1994. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. His career was forged by his perseverance and determination to succeed, and Steven uses that same mindset as a motivational speaker. He doesn’t like to use the term motivational speaker, as he believes it sounds “un-Australian”, instead preferring to call himself a real life speaker. Steven speaks from the heart using his real life experiences of injury, willpower and achievements to motivate and inspire others.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2007Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2011
  • Nine Network

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While Samantha Riley's success has already etched her name in Australian swimming history, her enthusiasm, commitment and strong desire to win means she will continue to succeed. Officially retired in 2001, Sam will be forever known as one of Australia's greatest ever female swimmers. Gracious and charming, Samantha is also one of Australia's most popular sporting personalities. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. During Sam’s swimming career her professional attitude and enthusiasm afforded her international success. Some of Sam’s greatest achievements include three Olympic medals, two world championship gold medals, five Commonwealth Games medals (four gold) and nine Pan Pacific Games medals. She’s also set three world and two commonwealth records.

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It's been well over a decade since Libby Trickett (previously Lenton) became a household Australian name, not just for her epic achievements in swimming but also for her infectious smile and effervescent personality. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Libby first started making waves in the swimming world in 2003, when she won her first national title in a 50-metre freestyle event. She then went on to make a promising international debut by winning the 100-metre freestyle race against the USA, in the Indianapolis competition “Duel in the Pool”. Not stopping there, Libby also competed at the FINA world championships in Barcelona where she collected further medals.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Channel 10

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Dawn Fraser is Australia’s greatest Olympian. In November 1999, Dawn was awarded “World Athlete of the Century” at the World Sport Awards in Vienna. In the same year was also awarded “Athlete of the Century” by the Australian Sports Hall of Fame. She was voted the person who best symbolises Australia and in 1998 was included as one of Australia’s National Living Treasures. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Dawn Fraser’s sporting accomplishments are unlikely to be repeated – in swimming or any other sport. She is an international phenomenon: a multi-Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner whose success stretched over fifteen magnificent years. During her career she broke and held 41 World records and was undefeated over 100 metres freestyle.
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (1998)
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Australian of the Year in (1964)
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame (1965)
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame Australian Female Athlete of the Century (1985)

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Hayley Lewis is remembered as the 15-year-old girl next door who swept to fame in 1990 by winning five gold medals at the Auckland Commonwealth Games. This amazing feat placed Hayley into the hearts and minds of Australians everywhere. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. A year later, Hayley went on to greater fame by winning the 200m freestyle World Championship in front of an ecstatic Perth crowd. In 1992, at Barcelona Olympic Games Hayley brought home two medals – one silver and one bronze.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame (1997)
  • Australian Sports Medal (2000)
  • Commonwealth Games
  • The Biggest Loser Australia (TV Program)
  • Summer Olympics
  • World Aquatics Championships
  • Live4

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Kieren Perkins is a hero of the Australian sporting arena. From Captain of Swimming at Brisbane Boys College in 1990 to dual Olympic gold medallist just six years later, Kieren has added an impressively long list of awards and achievements to his name. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Perkins has held 18 Australian records, three world records, and three Commonwealth records and has represented Australia all over the world, including in Monte Carlo, Rome, Auckland, Canada, Barcelona, Atlanta and, of course, at the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Australian Living Treasure
  • Australian Sports Commission
  • Swimming Australia
  • Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games

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One of Australias all time sporting greats, Evonne Goolagong Cawley has been Australian Sportsman of the Year and Australian of the Year. In 1988, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Rhode Island and the following year, was inducted into the Aboriginal Sporting Hall of Fame. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. In Evonnes long and glorious career she won 92 professional tournaments including 7 Grand Slam titles including Wimbledon in 1971 & 1980, The Australian Open 1974-1977 inclusive and the French Open in 1971.
  • Australian of the Year 1971
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  • Officer of the Order of Australia
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame (1985)
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame (1988)
  • International Olympic Committee's 2003 Women and Sports Trophy
  • Australian Sports Commission

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Jessica Watson set out to become the youngest person to sail solo non-stop and unassisted around the World. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Since Joshua Slocum first sailed singlehanded around the world in the late 1890s, sailors of all nationalities and ages have been drawn to this ultimate challenge: The Everest of sailing. Slocums epic tale of his voyage, Sailing Alone Round the World, has captivated a global audience of readers for over a hundred years.

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John Buchanan was the Australian cricket team coach for 9 years. John coached the team to a world record number of straight Test Matches (16 wins), consecutive One Day International victories (21) and set an unprecedented World Cup record with 2 World Cups and 24 games undefeated. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. At the time of his retirement, the Australian Cricket Team were the World Cup Champions, Test Cricket Champions and One Day Champions, and also returned the Ashes to Australia. This record of victories makes John the most successful coach in history with a winning record of over 75%.
  • Queensland Sport Hall of Fame 2009
  • Australian National Cricket Team
  • Cricket New Zealand
  • Kolkata Knight Riders (Indian Premier League)
  • ICC Cricket World Cup
  • England Cricket Team

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Not content with just being a high achiever, Natalie Cook is determined to be the best! Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Natalie Cook was destined to succeed and never afraid to dream big. Her determination to play volleyball for Australia culminated in being crowned the very best in the world at the 2000 Olympic Games, in Sydney.

  • Summer Olympics
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