Glenn McGrath has accomplished many milestones throughout his distinguished cricket career and his role as the Co-Founder and President of the McGrath Foundation, a breast cancer support and education charity he founded with his deceased first wife, Jane.
Glenn McGrath is regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Glenn has won several laurels, namely the impressive Allan Border Medal 2000, Test player of the Year – 2000, One Day International Player of the Year -2001, Wisden Cricketer of the year 1998, Wisden Cricketer of the Year during the season 1999 and 2005-06. Glenn is also the holder the outstanding accomplishments of the seventh highest tenth wicket partnerships and two tenth wicket partnerships.
In 2008 Glenn had the honour of being named as a member of the Order of Australia for ‘service to cricket as a player’. Later that year Glenn was the recipient of the NSW Australian of the Year Award acknowledging his leadership and tireless dedication to the McGrath Foundation.
The McGrath Foundation was established to increase the number of breast care nurses across the country and to raise breast cancer awareness. Leveraging off Glenn’s profile as a top international cricketer and drawing from Jane’s personal experience the foundation has had tremendous success. Upon the unfortunate passing of Jane in June 2008, Glenn assumed the role of Chairman and played a fundamental role in both managing the Board and engaging the community behind the Foundation’s undertakings. After Glenn’s five years as Chairman, he assumed the role of President of the Board.
Glenn is now recognised as an outspoken supporter for improved services for breast cancer and increased education for younger women towards breast cancer awareness.
Glenn’s journey is one of incredible highs and shattering lows, he is a truly inspiring man and charitable Australian. Glenn McGrath is now available for a range of corporate services including Keynote, Motivational and Inspirational speaking engagements at corporate events and functions.
Topics Glenn can speak about include:
Life growing up in the country
- His rise to the top and playing cricket for Australia
- Memorable moments from his cricket career
- Amusing cricket anecdotes
- The highs and lows of professional sport
- Performing under pressure
- The McGrath Foundation
- The journey with Jane
- His new life with Sara
- Life after cricket