Sport Speakers

Don Elgin

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was not a barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age. Don went to the 1994 International Paralympic Committee World Athletic Championships in Berlin, where he won a gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team. Following this event Don?s focus moved from the ...

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Don Talbot

Renowned internationally as the greatest swimming coach in the world, Don Talbot led Australian swimming to new heights. A compelling speaker, Don's philosophy of "doing the best you can, going to the bottom of the barrel and finding everything you've got" is the basis of his presentations. Tailored to client's needs, Don addresses specific issues and problems in order to help companies and ind ...

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Doug Walters

Doug Walters' popularity as one of Australia's cricketing legends has continued long after his retirement from his first-class cricket career. Today Doug is still very much involved in cricket. He participates in many social and charity matches and conducts coaching clinics for youngsters. He writes media articles and does some match commentary. Off field Doug was renowned for his humour and love ...

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Drew Ginn

Drew Ginn is an Olympic Rower with three gold medals behind him despite suffering intense back problems that at one stage forced him to step back from training and competition for two years. Through incredible determination, Drew underwent an intense program of rehabilitation to return to - and succeed in - the sport he is most passionate about. Furthermore, during his period of recovery, he took ...

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Duncan Armstrong

Duncan Armstrong became a household name in Australia when he claimed one of only 3 Olympic Gold medals Australia won at the Seoul Games in 1988. Duncan broke the 200 freestyle world record to claim Australia's 100th medal on Olympic competition. Coached by the unstoppable Laurie Lawrence, Duncan's swimming career spanned 10 years in the green and gold. Duncan received a host of honours out of the ...

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Eddie Jones

Jones began his rugby career at Matraville High School playing alongside future greats David Knox and the Ella brothers. A small and mobile hooker Jones represented Randwick, New South Wales, and the Australian Barbarians before hanging up his boots and concentrating on his career as a teacher and school Principal. Jones began his coaching career at his much loved Randwick Rugby Club in Sydney bef ...

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Elka Whalan

"3% of a nation ever make a national team and 0.8% ever get to stand on the dais. Those stats were a major confirmation for me knowing the Olympics was what I wanted in 2000, regardless of missing out on school formals, not staying out too late or forgetting about indulging in the normal experiments of drinking and boys, whilst others took the path often chosen, I chose the harder route, and what ...

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Elli Overton

While she's never won an Olympic medal, Overton has proved herself to be among the top half-dozen 200 metres individual medley swimmers in the world, finishing fifth in both Barcelona and Atlanta. In between times she enjoyed a fantastic meet at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria in 1994. She won the 200m-400m individual medley double, along with two silver and two bronze medals in her other event ...

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Elton Flatley

In terms of pressure kicks, they don't come much tougher: penalties a minute before the end of normal time and two minutes before the end of extra time to keep Australia alive in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final against England. As the shining star of the Wallabies World Cup campaign Elton stepped up to both . . . and threaded them when all seemed doomed. Elton's extraordinary RWC performance came a ...

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Emma Freedman

Emma Freedman is widely regarded as one of Australia's brightest emerging talents. From early beginnings in the sport of horse racing, she has quickly expanded her involvement in media, fashion, sport and entertainment, capturing the attention of industry leaders and consumers alike. Recently, Emma's professional career have been a whirlwind of events, media and endorsement roles with an increasi ...

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