Sport Speakers

Professional MCs, cricketers, motor racing stars, swimming legends, triathletes, NAB Ambassadors, Olympic Game champions, NBL coaches, football stars and more. Ovations has harnessed a global talent pool that can teach teams, trainers and teachers alike some of the hard-learned secrets of successful athletes the world over. Play smarter, not just harder.

Craig Bellamy

Craig Bellamy is widely hailed as rugby league’s super coach.

He’s the master strategist at the command of the panel of controls that have made the Melbourne Storm the most envied and successful club in the National Rugby League.

Craig Foster

Craig Foster is one of Australia's most well known and well respected footballing identities. He achieved on-field success in both England and Australia before moving into the media as an expert commentator and analyst. Today, he remains a valuable member of SBS' weekly football forum The World Game and is a regular commentator for the UEFA Champions League and FA Cup Final matches. He also formed ...

Craig Hutchison

In eight years covering sport, Craig has developed his own unique style to sports reporting and is a popular and recognisable figure amongst the Australian public. Craig's speciality is football, however during his tenure with Channel 7 and formerly Channel 10 Craig has become accustomed to reporting on numerous sporting events. He has a good sense of humour and can either be the Master of Ceremon ...

Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson was the world's greatest decathlete, so often displaying unparalleled competitive ability.

He was unbeaten at the decathlon for ten years, and won gold medals at Commonwealth, European and World Championships, set a decathlon World Record and won Olympic Gold twice (1980 & 1984).

On retiring from his athletics career Daley played professional football for Mansfie ...

Damien Thomlinson

The story of Damien Thomlinson, an Australian veteran of the war in Afghanistan, is one that continues to evolve and inspire people around the world.

It was while serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd Commando Regiment that Damien's life was changed forever. In April 2009, whilst on night patrol in Southern Afghanistan, Damien’s unit drove over an improvised Taliban bomb. Damien suffered horrendous injuries in the explosion, which resulted in both of his legs being amputated. The damage to his body was so severe his medical team claim it is a miracle he wasn’t killed, and there were many times throughout his immediate treatment and beyond that medical staff did not think he would pull through.

Damien’s incredible journey of triumph over adversity, positive attitude and ambition for the future stands as proof that no challenge is too great and that the ANZAC spirit truly is alive and well. His is a story of reinvention, of embracing change and of approaching life with a mindset of positivity.

Dan Crowley

Former undercover Cop and Detective Dan Crowley was working undercover in the drug squad while playing with the Wallabies. Dan is an Author, Rugby commentator and host for the Seven Network, a Key note speaker, MC, Radio presenter and host. ...

Danny Green

Danny Green is the only boxer from Australia to win four professional boxing world titles in three weight divisions. One of the highest profile athletes in the country, greens laconic, affable laid back nature outside the ring belies his fierce and intense demeanour inside the ropes, his devastating power and aggressive instincts have earned him the well known moniker 'The Green Machine'.

Darrell Hair

Former International Cricket Council Elite Cricket Umpire Darrell Hair is an Australian icon known for his ethics and upholding the spirit of the game. Darrell umpired 78 Test matches, 139 One Day Internationals, and was a full time umpire for ten years. Darrell specialises in leadership and people development, motivational events, and coaching people to achieve their potential. He is also an acc ...

Darren Lockyer

Darren Lockyer was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and is an Australian professional rugby league player and current captain of the Brisbane Broncos, Australian Kangaroos sides and the Queensland Maroons. Widely considered one of the finest players in the modern game. ...

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