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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Giaan Rooney's memorable smile, natural beauty and ability to engage are almost trumped by her enormous energy for work. It is not surprising that her career has been jewelled with success. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. In 2013 Giaan became a presenter for Channel Seven after spending 6 years with Channel Nine where she was involved across a range of shows including being a co-anchor of Wide World of Sports, presenting stories on Getaway, Postcards, the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and Nine’s Spring Racing coverage.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia
  • Summer Olympics
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Nine Network
  • What's Good For You (TV Program)
  • Nine's Wide World of Sports (TV Program)
  • Network Seven
  • Seven News Melbourne (TV Program)

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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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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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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

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What is it that makes a person unique? In Simon O'Donnell's case, it's a rare combination of business and life skills. And it is these that he is now making available in many commercial areas to help businesses in a variety of forms. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. As well as the internationally-known cricketer, footballer, cancer-survivor, broadcaster and horseracing identity that most people see, Simon is also a highly skilled and reputable commercial sports communicator. He is able to draw on all the diverse elements of his multi-disciplined experiences in a synergistic way, to create a unique and valuable resource that businesses can utilise in a variety of forms.

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Dual World Champion water skier, boxer, TV presenter - Lauryn Eagle is often described as a glamorous elite athlete. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. She is currently the Australian Champion in Water Skiing and is ranked 3rd in the world. In recent years Lauryn took up another non-conventional sport – professional boxing, in which she also fought her way to the top. Until recently she was the super featherweight World Title holder, she had to give it up to claim an Australian title of which she now holds the belt for. Lauryn currently has her sights set on learning a new sport in the women’s Rugby Sevens.
  • Miss Teen International 2004
  • The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (TV Program)
  • The Biggest Loser Families Australia (TV Program)

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Paul Warren demonstrated courageous attitude and extensive determination when he lost one of his legs after an improvised explosive device detonated whilst he was based in Afghanistan. The young soldier’s life would be forever changed in that moment. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. A former Muay Thai kick-boxing Champion, Paul was used to the physical punishment, but nothing could prepare him for what he faced when he joined the Australian Army.
  • Australian Army
  • World Invictus Games

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Tara Rushton is a key member of the Fox Sports Hyundai A-League coverage presenting weekly review show, Sunday Shootout. Since joining in 2013, Tara has injected a fresh touch to Fox Sports' extensive coverage of the Hyundai A-League, Barclays Premier League and Socceroos matches. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. In and around her live game commitments, Tara also hosts Fox Sports’ weekly football wrap show, Sunday Shootout, alongside Mark “Bozza” Bosnich and new recruits John Aloisi and Ned Zelic.
  • Fox Sports Australia
  • Kick Off (TV program)
  • Sunday Shootout (TV Program)
  • KateModern