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.

Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse is one of the leading horse racing trainers in Australia and her biography is fascinating. Waterhouse horses have won the Melbourne Cup as well as the Victoria Derby amongst numerous Group 1 wins. Gai Waterhouse is a phenomenon and her achievements are a testimony to what vision, planning, hard work, energy and dedication can produce. Gai has been honoured with the Westpac Business ...

Geoff Huegill

Geoff 'Skippy' Huegill is an Australian swimming legend with 72 international medals, including two Olympic medals and six world championship titles. He held eight world records and in 2010, he was voted Australian Sport Performer of the Year.

Geoff has faced major adversity, setbacks, and public humiliation. His story is raw, honest, and humble. His resilience and humour shine through as he shares the triumphs and challenges he has faced, including in sport, career, parenthood, divorce, sobriety, neurodiversity, peak performance, business, and leadership.

Geoff Lawson

Born in Wagga Wagga, rural NSW, Geoff "Henry" Lawson has had an outstanding career in Australian cricket both nationally and internationally. Having shown tremendous strength of mind and body over 15 years at the top, including a miraculous comeback from a crippling back injury, Geoff is more than qualified to comment on leadership, motivation and team work because he has "been there, done that ...

George Gregan

Former Australian Rugby Union Captain. His rein as Australias half back, has earnt the title of the worlds best scrum-half and has made more appearances for his national team than any other player in the sport's history. He is respected throughout the rugby world for his tenacity, tactical skill, leadership ability, and sportsmanship. He is a confident and exciting speaker, and is very capable o ...

George Halkias

George Halkias is a well respected community figure who has supported vulnerable Australians for almost 20 years. With post graduate qualifications in psychology, his experience includes managing a state-wide support service for victims of violent crime and training police graduates in the area of victim rights and support. George is best known for the development of the Big Issue Street Soc ...

Gerard Whateley

Gerard Whateley is a Melbourne based sports commentator and writer for ABC Radio Grandstand. He was named the Young Journalist of the Year at the Melbourne Press Club's prestigious Quill Awards and also named the Network Ten Young Achiever of the Year from nationwide consideration of employees. ...

Gerrard Gosens

Gerrard Gosens is recognised as one of the most outstanding people in Australia today. He was honoured with an Order of Australia (OAM) award which was conferred in recognition of his outstanding service to sport and to people who are blind or who have low vision. Later this year, Gerrard will also receive the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal in Taiwan, which has been recognized by international ...

Giaan Rooney

Giaan Rooney is one of Australia's swimming greats. Her many achievements include winning a gold medal in the Athens Olympics in 2004, two silver medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and being the captain of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Australian team. Giaan retired from swimming in 2006, and has since brought her presenting skills to What's Good For You, Today and Getaway, as well as having a go a ...

Gillian Rolton

With gold from the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games, Gill Rolton is one of Australia's most accomplished riders and the first Aust female to medal in Equestrian Sports. ...

Glen Boss

Glen explores his career which spanned from suffering a broken neck 5 years ago, facing the prospect of never walking again and developing the focus to go on to win 3 Melbourne Cups. In presentations he delivers to business groups, Glen, armed with footage of his big race successes, explains how his own strategic planning plays a major role in each challenge he faces, explaining that all circumsta ...

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