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.

Matthew Burke

Rugby star-turned media personality Matthew Burke established himself as one of Australian rugby's most accomplished backs during a glittering 11 season international career with the Wallabies. Now a TEN Network evening news anchor and rugby commentator, MMM Radio rugby host and Fairfax newspaper columnist, the triple World Cupper represented his country with aplomb in three positions: fullback, ...

Matthew Hoggard

Matthew Hoggard MBE is one of the most successful international cricketers to have played for England. He currently plays for and captains, Leicestershire County Cricket Club where, after leaving his home county of Yorkshire, he has had a successful period. He was a vital member of the inspirational England side that won the epic 2005 Ashes series and has been a model of consistency throughout his ...

Matthew Johns

Nine Network personality, Host of the Nine Network's The Footy Show, Premiership winning Rugby League player, Australian Rugby League player, 2004 Aria nominee (music), Multi-platinum DVD selling artist (Sony BMG Music Entertainment) , Gold record selling artist (Sony BMG Music Entertainment) best selling author, Chairman - Reg Reagan Productions Pty Ltd, Radio host, Magazine columnist, Actor (fil ...

Matthew Mitcham

Matthew Mitcham is an Olympic diver whose story motivates any audience. He has received the highest single-dive score in history and uses both his professional and personal struggles to connect with the audience, leaving them feeling driven.

Michael Diamond

Mike Diamond rose to prominence in 1996 when he won Gold in the Men's Trap rifle shooting at Atlanta. He repeated the effort in Sydney four years later and also took Gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2002 at Manchester. Mike was also World Champion in the event in 1999, 2000 and 2001. ...

Michael Groom

Michael Groom is unquestionably one of the world's greatest 'big' mountain climbers. In 1999 he successfully climbed Makalu, the smallest and for Michael, the last of the 'big five' - the five highest mountains in the world. Makalu, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga, K2 and Everest - Michael climbed them all without the assistance of bottled oxygen, and all but Kangchenjunga he climbed without the front third ...

Michael Milton

Michael is a talented and sought-after speaker and Australia's First winter Paralympic Medallist. Over the years he has done numerous presentations to corporate groups of varying sizes and is well used to adapting his speech to suit themed events. At the age of nine, Michael contracted bone cancer and had his leg amputated. Michael is now both a world and Olympic skiing champion, not to mention ow ...

Michael O'Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin, former AFL star and founder of CMC Indigenous Services, is celebrated for his dynamic playing style, marked by his agility, speed, flair, and aerial skills. Over a distinguished 20-year career, he played 303 senior AFL games for the Sydney Swans, earning All-Australian honors twice and representing Australia in International Rules.

An influential and engaging keynote speaker, In 2016, Michael established CMC Indigenous Services leveraging his extensive leadership experience to advance Indigenous education, engagement, employment, and opportunities.

Michael Slater

Michael Slater was an Australian cricketer of world class standing. A combative and wholehearted cricketer, Michael Slater (affectionately known as "Slats") played many vital innings for New South Wales and as an Australian opener with his adventurous brand of strokeplay. Slat's is now forging a strong career in Australian media with a number of national and international commentary roles as we ...

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