Sport Identities

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Gavin Crosisca from the outside had it all. A successful AFL Premiership player with arguably the most popular sporting organization, Collingwood Football Club. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Touted as one of the next generation of AFL coaches on his retirement, a beautiful family and opportunities galore. However he had one very dark secret… Gavin Crosisca was an addict.
  • Collingwood Premiership Player 1990
  • Life Member 1997
  • Inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame 2016
  • Collingwood Football Club

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As a racing analyst on TVN and SEN 1116, John ‘Dr Turf’ Rothfield is one of Australia's leading racing experts. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. As a young boy one of John’s earliest memories of racing was Gwen the SP bookie arriving at his home to collect small debts from his mother in the 1960’s. After spending most of his Saturdays with his father at various race tracks around Victoria, by the time John turned 16, he was already betting bigger than his dad.
  • Off The Bit (Radio Program)
  • Foxtel
  • Footy Fix (Radio Program)

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Leisel Jones is ranked as one of Australia's greatest sportswomen and easily the greatest ever female breaststroker. She has won Olympic gold, silver and bronze medals and is the holder of the 100m and 200m breaststroke records. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. Leisel was the youngest member of the Olympic swimming team at 14 (2000 Olympics) and the youngest Olympic medallist in Australia’s history.
  • World Animal Protection Australia & New-Zealand

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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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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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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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Merv Hughes was a big-hearted fast bowler and an Aussie sporting legend, loved by cricket fans globally as he ripped through batting line-ups all over the world. Representing Australia between 1985 and 1994, Merv gave every ounce of effort to his country, and helped it to re-climb the ranks of Test cricket. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. With a successful international career spanning over 30 years, Merv is a hugely popular sporting keynote, anecdotal and/or motivational speaker.

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FOXTEL Olympic Host, former SKY News Sports Presenter and Fox Footy Presenter, Tiffany Cherry has always loved sport! Tiffany Cherry is one of Australia's most well-known female Sports broadcasters, having presented on Foxtel and Sky Sports News Australia. Tiffany has spent over fifteen years in the media industry both in Australia and the US. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. With her love for public speaking, Tiffany regularly gives talks to schools and sporting clubs, as well as hosting major functions and events for sporting and corporate groups. In December 2012 Tiffany joined the roster of sporting experts at SEN 1116 with the launch of her Saturday night radio show ‘The Hen House’, a sports radio show with a twist.

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Wayne Schwass was one of the most highly rated performers in the AFL, playing 282 AFL games over 14 years with the North Melbourne Football Club between 1988-1997 and the Sydney Swans between 1998-2002. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. During his 14 year career Schwass won 3 Club Best & Fairest awards, was an All Australian, 3 x State Representative, 1996 Premiership player, 1995 Night Premiership Player, Morrish Medallist (VFL U/19 Best & Fairest), AFL Life Membership and North Melbourne Life Membership. Wayne retired from AFL Football in June 2002.
  • The Sunrise Foundation
  • AFL
  • VFL
  • Fox Sports
  • Triple M (Radio)
  • The Herald Sun (Newspaper)
  • The Final Siren (TV Program)
  • All-Australian Team (AFL)

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Tim Watson was one of AFL football's most revered heroes, renowned for his superb skills and explosive bursts of pace. Tim played 307 Games for Essendon from 1977-1994. As one of the "Baby Boomers", he was crucial to the Essendon premierships of 1984 & '85. After retiring for a year, he returned to footy in 1993 and was rewarded with another Essendon premiership. Areas of speciality include Sport Identities. By the time Tim retired 17 years and 307 games later, he had played in three premiership sides, three night premiership sides (1981, 1984 & 1990), captained the Bombers from 1989-1991, been named Club Best and Fairest four times (1980, 1985, 1988 & 1989), represented Victoria ten times and been named in the AFL Team of the Year in 1989.
  • Essendon Football Club
  • Australian Football League
  • Talking Footy (TV Program)
  • Seven Network