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.

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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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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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Less than 18 months into his reign as Australia's Socceroos head coach, Ange Postecoglou struck gold when his regenerated team hoisted the 2015 Asian Cup in front of 75,000 delirious football fans at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. It was Australian soccer’s finest moment, with victory coming in extra time to shut out South Korea 2-1. For Postecoglou, who was born in Athens and migrated to Australia with his parents Jim and Voula aged five, the history-making victory provided a clear signal that the new generation Socceroos had begun an emphatic march forward to win international recognition.
  • Socceroos
  • Melbourne Victory
  • Brisbane Roar
  • South Melbourne

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Mark Schwarzer's success is proof that sometimes what goes into a victory is not as important as what is kept out. At 194 centimetres tall (or horizontal), it's just as hard to go past Mark's good nature as it is to breach his football goal. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. In soccer his ability to guard the net has been at the heart of English Premier League and European club campaigns as well as Australia’s return from the FIFA World Cup wilderness after thirty years.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia 2009
  • Australian Professional Football Association Player of the Year 2010
  • Leicester City Football Club
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • Fulham Football Club
  • Australia National Soccer Team
  • National Soccer League

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Steve Hooker created history at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, becoming the first Australian to win a gold medal in the pole vault and the first Australian field event athlete to win Olympic gold in 60 years. In dramatic circumstances, Hooker twice cleared clutch jumps on his third attempt in the final, before clinching the gold medal with yet another third attempt clearance at 5.90m. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. With the gold medal secured he went on to break the Olympic record, with another third and final attempt heart-stopper at 5.96m. In February 2009 Steve recorded a new personal best height of 6.06m at the Boston Indoor Games.

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Lauren Jackson is the epitome of women's basketball in Australia, following in the footsteps and carrying on the traditions of grand mentors in the likes of Michele Timms, Rachael Sporn, and her mother Maree. These pioneers paved the way for Australian basketball to excel on the international stage, and Lauren stepped into the spotlight to lead her contemporaries and future generations to come with inspiration. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. A leader by example, Jackson’s work ethic and emotional divulgence into the game she so clearly loves is left on court for all to witness in awe and wonder. From Australia to Korea, to the USA and across Europe, Lauren has left a lasting impression wherever she plays. Her athleticism, ability, attitude, strength, and above all her passion, contribute to the phenomenal player and ambassador that she is for the game worldwide.
  • Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best' 2005
  • Australian Women's National Basketball Team
  • The Opals
  • Women's National Basketball Association
  • Seattle Storm
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Summer Olympics

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Television host, rugby league analyst, actor, author, singer and funnyman - Matthew Johns is one of Australia's most talented sporting entertainment professionals. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. The former Australian rugby league international signed a new long-term agreement with the Nine Network that will continue to provide the platform for his successful forays into the world of entertainment.
  • Nine Network
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • The Footy Show (TV Program)
  • Triple M (Radio)
  • Fox Sports

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When Mark Taylor AO retired from international cricket, the curtain fell on an outstanding career as a player and Test captain. In a stunning farewell tribute, the influential international cricket bible Wisden saluted Mark Anthony Taylor as the greatest modern day captain. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. During the decade the 1999 Australian of the Year opened the batting for his country and the five years he was its highly-acclaimed and successful captain, the New South Welshman, voted Australia’s most admired sportsperson by Inside Sport magazine in the year of his retirement, was in the vanguard of a triumphant era for Australian cricket, departing the game with his country clearly the No. 1 Test-playing nation.
  • Officer of the Order of Australia
  • Australian of the Year (1999)
  • Centenary Medal (2003)

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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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   author event host and MC

Since retiring from his AFL career with the Melbourne Football Club, David Schwartz has pursued a career in the media. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. David co-hosts the highly popular SEN 1116 Sports radio program The Run Home with Francis Leach and provides thousands of sport loving Melbournians with their daily fix of sport, whether it is tackling current issues in sport or discussing recent results on a local, national and global playing field.
  • Melbourne Football Club
  • Network Seven

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Recently retired, Braith Anasta has had one hell of a Rugby League career, with 10 Origins, 4 Tests, one premiership and 288 NRL appearances. 2002 saw Braith make his State of Origin debut (NSW), where he scored 10 tries. This stellar sporting performance led to him being the youngest ever man to captain the Bulldogs. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Anasta was a vital player in the Bulldogs winning the 2004 NRL Premiership. He played 26 matches and scored 8 tries. After playing 110 first grade matches for the Bulldogs (scoring 50 tries, kicking 2 goals and 10 field goals), Braith signed a 3 year deal with the Sydney Roosters in 2006.
  • Dally M Captain of the Year 2010
  • Canterbury Bulldogs
  • Sydney Roosters
  • Wests Tigers
  • NRL
  • Fox Sports