Peter Hadfield is a person, like many high achieving Australians, whose achievements have remained largely unnoticed. He has been described as "Australia's greatest all-rounder".
His all-round abilities in athletics are unquestionable. Peter competed in the gruelling decathlon event - 10 athletic events contested over 2 days of competition.

He represented Australia in two Olympic Games and two Commonwealth Games - winning a Commonwealth Games Silver medal behind Olympic Champion and World Record holder Daley Thompson. Peter also captained the Australian athletics team and was voted NSW Athlete of the Year on four occasions.

Hadfield was Australia's number one ranked decathlete for a decade, winning the national Decathlon championship on nine occasions. What was more remarkable about Hadfield's athletic career is that he was undefeated by another Australian decathlete for over 10 years from December 1975 to March 1985 when he retired, a feat that cannot be boasted by many other Australia sporting champions.

Hadfield's all-round abilities aren't restricted to the world's athletic stadiums. He has been a television and radio commentator at the past four Olympics, including Sydney 2000, and the past four Commonwealth Games. He also holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and a Graduate Diploma in Education.

Peter is a recognised Master of Ceremonies, motivational and keynote speaker, in Australia and overseas as well as a trainer in public speaking and media presentation skills. His passion and involvement in sport has been continued as a running trainer for the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club in Sydney. He also provides training programs for many other sporting teams and individuals.


Clients Include:
  • AMP

  • Westfield

  • Samsung

  • NSW Tourism Association

  • Honda Australia

  • Carlton & United Breweries

  • Australian Institute of Conveyancers
Peter Hadfield speaker

Speaker Video

Other speakers you might like:

Cate Campbell

Cate’s dominance in the pool began at a young age, rising through the ranks to win two gold medals as a 13 year-old at the Australian Age Championships to put herself squarely on the national team radar as one to watch. By the age of 16, she had broken the Australian & Commonwealth 50m Freestyle records and earned selection at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she displayed remarkable maturity and poise on the biggest stage in world sport to win Bronze medals in the 50m Freestyle and 4 x 100m Freestyle events.

Ariarne Titmus

Ariarne Titmus has quickly become the star of the Australian sporting landscape off the back of her dual gold medal winning efforts in the 200m & 400m freestyle events at the Tokyo Olympics, defeating five-time Olympic champion and all-time great Katie Ledecky. The 400m freestyle battle between Titmus and Ledecky in Tokyo has been reported the as one of the greatest Olympic races & rivalries of all time, with U.S broadcaster NBC reporting an average TV audience of 16.2million viewers, firmly placing Ariarne’s profile on the international stage. Outside of the pool Ariarne has all the attributes we love in our champions – she is ambitious yet humble, passionate yet measured, with a maturity beyond her years. She is an articulate and insightful speaker & relishes in her responsibility as a role model to future generations. Ariarne is passionate about her cooking and recipe development, health & wellness, and has studied exercise & sports science at QUT before deferring her studies to focus on swimming. Ariarne is available for Q&A sessions Australia-wide.

Dean Boxall

Dean Boxall is the head coach at the revered swim program at St Peters Western and responsible for the exhilarating performances of Ariarne Titmus at Tokyo 2020 and her rise to the top of the swimming ranks.

Abbey Gelmi

Abbey is an outstanding and experienced MC and is available to MC at various events Australia-wide. Abbey is also a part of the wider Seven Sport family being a part of the network’s AFL, Motorsport, Cricket and Racing coverage throughout the year. Having worked nationally as a presenter, host, MC and report, Abbey not only brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to any role.

Mark Matthews

Mark has taken himself from a penniless want-to-be surfer to an international brandname, part time philosopher, story teller, big wave surfing legend and all round good guy.

Back to Top /**/