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.

Jesse Martin

On October 31st 1999, aged 18, Jesse became the youngest person in history to circumnavigate the globe, solo nonstop and unassisted, in his 34-foot yacht Lionheart. It is a record that still stands to this day. It was by listening to his heart and instinct and not the criticism of others that Jesse Martin fulfilled his dream of becoming the youngest person to sail around the world solo, non s ...

Jessica Gallagher

Dr Jess Gallagher is no doubt one of those rare, inspiring individuals who with humility and humour affects any audience with her message.

An Australian representative in 3 sports (athletics, alpine skiing and track cycling), the first Australian to have medalled at a summer and winter Paralympics or Olympics, the first Australian women to medal at a winter Paralympics, a World
Champion and numerous World Championship and World Cup medals- all with a slight twist.

Jessica will challenge you to think differently and see your world from a whole new perspective. Her inspiring story is unlike any other.

Jo Gambi

Jo entered the Guinness World Records for the fastest female ascent of the Seven Summits. She is also the second British woman to ever climb Everest's North Ridge. Jo Gambi and her husband Rob, became the first couple to climb the ‘Seven Summits' in record time and ski to the North and South Poles. Jo is the first woman to achieve this. Remarkably they achieved these records not only whi ...

Johanna Griggs

Channel Seven mega-personality, face of the Olympic coverage, Better Homes and Gardens, Sportsworld, you name it. The former world ranked backstroker was one of Australia's youngest Commonwealth Games swimmers winning medals at the Auckland Commonwealth Games and Perth World Championships. After retiring, Johanna joined the Channel 7 network in 1993 and has since become one of Australia's most pop ...

John (Sam) Newman

Sam Newman is possibly Australia's most well known football personality. After years of amazing exposure on Channel 9 Melbourne's "Footy Show", Sam as the star has increased his profile to incredible proportions. It would be no exaggeration to say that Sam's personality on the show has helped lift the interest in Australian Rules football throughout this country. ...

John Connolly

John Connolly is a rugby union coach and the former head coach of the Wallabies. Connolly has in the past worked with the Queensland Reds, Stade Francois, Swansea RFC and Bath Rugby. As a player, Connolly played hooker for the Brothers club in Brisbane.. Connolly took up a coaching position within the Queensland Rugby team and served as an Australian selector. During his time with Queensland, the ...

John Coutis

John P. Coutis is an exceptional person. Born with a severe disability that rendered his legs useless, John defied medical opinion by refusing to die. Today John speaks all around the world to tens of thousands, very enthusiastic and eager people, whom he leaves breathless. John was a guest speaker at the 1997 World Masters of Business Seminar where he shared the day with some of the world's fore ...

John Eales

John's impact on rugby has been un rivaled, now John is one of Australian most sort after public speakers.He has great presence in any room and is sure to be a draw card for both sporting and non sporting fans alike. As one of the greatest Australian sporting captains of all time John bring with him a real insight to the ability to lead people and also the ability to play your part in the greater ...

John Fitzgerald

As a player, John's greatest career highlights came during the 11 years he represented Australia in the Davis Cup. During this time he put his stamp on Australian tennis. He took the honours on a number of occasions and his career was filled with many fist pumping triumphs. He held the Number 1 ranking in Australia, represented his country in 2 Olympic Games (Seoul and Barcelona), won 6 ATP TOUR ...

John Gill

John Gill is the founder of his own martial arts motivational company, a totally unique executive development program which combines cutting edge research from the field of sport psychology and performance coaching with the ancient philosophies of martial arts masters. The program is presented by two of Australia's most highly respected motivational experts, John Gill (current and 8 times World Se ...

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