Sport Speakers

Grant Hackett

Grant Hackett's (aka Captain Fantastic) professional swimming career has been interspersed with achivements which extend well beyond the pool deck. He has been named Swimming Australia's Male Distance Swimmer of the Year on many occasions, Australian Swimmer of the Year (jointly held) and took out the Telstra People's Choice Award in 2004. Grant was awarded the Centenary Medal and the Australian S ...

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Grant Wharington

To date, the success and competitive nature of the Skandia Wild Thing program has been driven by Grant Wharington. At only 42, he is the owner of a successful construction company based in Victoria, and is married with three children. Grant's passion to be a major player in competitive ocean racing is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. A versatile and talented sailor, he has competed in 18 R ...

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Greg Norman

Greg Norman was labeled the "Great White Shark" by a newspaper reporter during the 1981 Masters Tournament, but he began exhibiting all the characteristics of that deep-sea creature long before that. From the days in 1975 when he made $38 a week working as a trainee in the Royal Queensland golf shop, Norman has earned more than $1 million five times on the U.S. PGA Tour, including three Arnold Pa ...

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Gregory Burns

Gregory Burns is an internationally acclaimed platform speaker and artist. Also, despite or perhaps because of his disability, which requires the use of leg braces and crutches to ambulate, Gregory is an athlete. Gregory's diverse skills, life experiences and achievements ensures that his speeches are both inspiring and meet the specific needs of his clients. By crafting his learning points around ...

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Hayley Lewis

Hayley Lewis is remembered as the 15-year-old "girl next door" who swept to fame in 1990 by winning 5 gold medals at the Auckland Commonwealth Games. This amazing feat placed Hayley into the hearts and minds of Australian's everywhere. Over her swimming career Hayley has remained one of Australia's most consistent swimmers with success at all levels of competition including Australian Titles, Pan ...

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Heather Turland

At an age when most elite athletes retire, Heather Turland rose to prominence winning Gold in the most gruelling women's event at the Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games - The Marathon! Heather ran her first World Championship in Athens 1997. This event qualified her to run in the Commonwealth Games. Her preparation was hampered however, due to a broken leg which she sustained in a road accident in ...

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Ian Botham

'Beefy' as Ian Botham was affectionately nicknamed by friends and contemporaries because of his ever-increasing girth was probably the most charismatic cricketer in the history of English cricket. A great player Ian Botham was undoubtedly the one genuine match winner that England had in their side during the 80's. He possessed an unbelievable almost surreal ability to turn the fortunes of a match ...

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Ian Chappell

When world cricket's finest captains are discussed, Ian Chappell's name is invariably among the front-runners. The South Australian-born right hand-batsman captained Australia in 30 Tests between 1971 and 1975 and while he was in charge Australia didn't lose a series. Ian Chappell made his Test debut against Pakistan in Melbourne in 1964 and played his final Test against England on the same groun ...

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Ian Healy

Ian Healy was a permanent fixture in the Australian Cricket Team from 1988 to 1999, missing just one Test - because of a broken thumb, and amassing five world records along the way. He holds the record for the most dismissals by a keeper in Test history with his final tally of 395 made up of 366 catches and 29 stumpings. But his record-breaking efforts extend beyond his skill behind the stumps. ...

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Ian Kiernan

Ian Kiernan is the founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World - a community based organisation which aims to inspire and work with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. Clean Up Australia voices community concerns on the state of the environment and the need for ongoing care, while facilitating the restoration of environmental assets and assisting co ...

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