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Sports Heroes

What makes a sportsperson a hero? It's their complete and utter dedication, determination and discipline to achieve the ultimate goal in their endeavours.

From the inspirational and motivational, to the humorous and entertaining, Keynote's sports heroes make great Leadership Speakers and Motivational Speakers as they have a myriad of stories and experiences to draw upon. Discover what makes these sports star's tick and ensure the success of your next event.

Given the drive that an elite athlete has, it is not surprising that they have some interesting ideas when it comes to goal setting and overcoming adversity. Hear it straight from the source, learn exactly what it is that drives and inspires an athlete to win against all odds and become a champion.

Browse through our exceptional selection of legendary sports speakers or call us to speak to an expert!

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Mick Fanning - Sports Heroes

Mick Fanning

Mick Fanning grew up shredding the waves in New South Wales, Australia, ...

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Tyler Hamilton - Sports Heroes

Tyler Hamilton

Tyler Hamilton was once one of the world’s top-ranked cyclists—a fierce competitor ...

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Terry McFlynn - Sports Heroes

Terry McFlynn

Little did Irish midfielder Terry McFlynn realise when he decided to move ...

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Ricky Stuart - Sports Heroes

Ricky Stuart

Who’s the only rugby league person whose trophy cabinet boasts both a ...

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Paul Harragon - Sports Heroes

Paul Harragon

Paul ‘The Chief' Harragon is one of rugby league’s modern day legends. ...

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Steve Waugh - Motivational Speakers

Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh AO is arguably one of the best loved Test Cricket ...

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Jonathan Brown - Sports Heroes

Jonathan Brown

Holding an extensive career in AFL, Jonathan Brown is a well-known sporting ...

Travels from Victoria

Deane Pieters

Without a doubt Deane Pieters has built his exemplary executive career on ...

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Mat Rogers  - Motivational Speakers

Mat Rogers

Dual-code international Mat Rogers was both a prominent figure in rugby league ...

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Ricky Ponting  - Motivational Speakers

Ricky Ponting 

Ricky Ponting holds one of the most successful cricket careers in the ...

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Ian Botham - Sports Heroes

Ian Botham

Ian Botham is a retired English Test cricketer, who was one of ...

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Mal Meninga - Motivational Speakers

Mal Meninga

Mal Meninga is an Australian professional rugby league football coach currently in ...

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Pat Cash - Sports Heroes

Pat Cash

Wimbledon champion and 5 time Grand Slam finalist 

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Neil Crompton - MCs & Hosts

Neil Crompton

One of Australia’s leading race-car drivers and best-known motor racing personalities, Neil ...

Travels from New South Wales

Greg (Marto) Martin - Sports Heroes

Greg (Marto) Martin

Greg (Marto) Martin has done it all.  He has been a football ...

Travels from Queensland

Paul Roos - Motivational Speakers

Paul Roos

Paul Roos has earned a much-acclaimed reputation as an AFL player and senior ...

Travels from Victoria

Stan Alves OAM - Change Management

Stan Alves OAM

Follow the journey from the elite sporting arena to business management,  ...

Travels from Victoria

Nathan Buckley - Sports Heroes

Nathan Buckley

Brownlow and Norm Smith Medal winner; one of the AFL’s superstars  ...

Travels from Victoria

Phil Kearns - MCs & Hosts

Phil Kearns

Without a doubt, one of Rugby’s most famous and respected sons.  ...

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Paul ‘Fatty

Paul ‘Fatty' Vautin

A national household name – a Queensland legend.

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Leigh Matthews - Change Management

Leigh Matthews

Australian Football Media Association’s award for “Most Outstanding Special Commentator”  ...

Travels from Victoria

Danny Green - Motivational Speakers

Danny Green

The Green Machine:  Motivational speaker & nice guy with a knockout punch!  ...

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Janet Evans - Motivational Speakers

Janet Evans

Widely considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer in history, Janet ...

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Merv Hughes - Sports Heroes

Merv Hughes

An Aussie sporting legend

Travels from Victoria

Billy Brownless - Sports Heroes

Billy Brownless

Former high-flying Geelong forward is a hit with audiences everywhere.

Travels from Victoria

Harry Kewell - Change Management

Harry Kewell

Harry Kewell is a Sydney Native who was just like so many other kids growing up, he ...

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Garry Lyon - Sports Heroes

Garry Lyon

The longest-serving Melbourne captain in club history

Travels from Victoria

Gai Waterhouse - Women in Business

Gai Waterhouse

The greatest ambassador Australia racing has seen

Travels from New South Wales

Ben Madgen - Motivational Speakers

Ben Madgen

Australian Representative Basketball Player, Brand Ambassador, Role Model

Travels from New South Wales

Brant Garvey - Motivational Speakers

Brant Garvey

Brant’s passion for sports and fitness is equalled only by his desire ...

Travels from Western Australia

Jimmy Bartel - Sports Heroes

Jimmy Bartel

Jimmy is one of the most decorated AFL players of the modern ...

Travels from Victoria

Gavin Wanganeen - Sports Heroes

Gavin Wanganeen

Gavin Wanganeen is a descendent of the Kokatha people of the Western ...

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Sam Kekovich - After Dinner Entertainers

Sam Kekovich

Sporting Legend and Hilarious Entertainer

Travels from Victoria

Ryan Fitzgerald - MCs & Hosts

Ryan Fitzgerald

Former AFL star and now media star including "Talking Footy" host and ...

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Justin Langer - Motivational Speakers

Justin Langer

Former Australian test cricketer, former Assistant Coach – Australian Cricket team, Coach ...

Travels from Western Australia

Matthew Pavlich - Sports Heroes

Matthew Pavlich

 Matthew Pavlich is one of the AFL's biggest stars. Playing for Fremantle ...

Travels from Western Australia

Michelle Cowan - Leadership

Michelle Cowan

Combining her two passions of being a mother and AFL coach, Michelle ...

Travels from Western Australia

Kay Cottee - Motivational Speakers

Kay Cottee

As the first woman to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the ...

Travels from New South Wales

Paul Hasleby  - Motivational Speakers

Paul Hasleby

Former leading Fremantle Dockers player and former Coach of South Fremantle Football ...

Travels from Western Australia

Sir Graham Henry - Sports Heroes

Sir Graham Henry

One of the most successful rugby coaches

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Jason Akermanis - Sports Heroes

Jason Akermanis

A Brownlow Medallist and triple premiership player

Travels from Victoria

Tracy Williams - Motivational Speakers

Tracy Williams

A highly sought after transformational speaker who will motivate your audience

Travels from New South Wales

Jessica Watson - Motivational Speakers

Jessica Watson

The youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world

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Jesse Martin - Motivational Speakers

Jesse Martin

An adventurer well before his solo trip around the world

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Alastair Clarkson - Motivational Speakers

Alastair Clarkson

Renowned for his innovation, leadership philosophies and ability to lead change.

Travels from Victoria

Mark Sorenson  - Leadership

Mark Sorenson

Listen to Mark tell of his inspirational and entertaining sporting experiences.

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Natalie Cook - Motivational Speakers

Natalie Cook

Nat is a champion who shares her story with any audience

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Alex

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin

Hear from a champion snowboarder and learn to overcome obstacles

Travels from Queensland

Mark Skaife - Motivational Speakers

Mark Skaife

The most successful driver in Australian touring car history

Travels from Victoria

Evonne Goolagong Cawley - Sports Heroes

Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Australian Tennis Legend

Travels from Queensland

Abbey Holmes - Sports Heroes

Abbey Holmes

A household name in the AFLW 

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Kim Brennan - Sports Heroes

Kim Brennan

Kim Brennan (nee Crow) is an Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallist, ...

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Wendell Sailor  - Sports Heroes

Wendell Sailor

Larger than life character was an exceptional athlete

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Kieren Perkins - Business Speakers

Kieren Perkins

Olympic Swimming Champion, World Record holder and business professional

Travels from Queensland

Luke Hodge - Sports Heroes

Luke Hodge

A respected AFL player who is making moves as a prominent keynote ...

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Dean Vickerman - Sports Heroes

Dean Vickerman

Holding an incredible understanding of what it takes to achieve 

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Warren Tredrea - Sports Heroes

Warren Tredrea

Former AFL star

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Brad Johnson  - Sports Heroes

Brad Johnson

Former Australian Rules footballer, who was one of the best forwards in ...

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David Schwarz - Sports Heroes

David Schwarz

As a talented young AFL footballer, David Schwarz was well on the ...

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Brendan Fevola - Sports Heroes

Brendan Fevola

Brendan Fevola had a spectacular career both on and off the field ...

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Jason Dunstall - Sports Heroes

Jason Dunstall

Jason Dunstall is a true great of both the Hawthorn Football Club ...

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Nick Riewoldt

Nick Riewoldt is an AFL champion with a decorated career which spanned ...

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Paul McNamee - Sports Heroes

Paul McNamee

Presenting in a relaxed conversational manner, Paul provides his audience with an ...

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Jelena Dokic - Sports Heroes

Jelena Dokic

Jelena Dokic has had a storied and well-documented life and tennis career ...

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Mark Woodforde - Sports Heroes

Mark Woodforde

Mark Woodforde is an Australian former World No.1 doubles player who won ...

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Todd Woodbridge - Sports Heroes

Todd Woodbridge

Sporting Legend, Retired Australian Tennis Player, Media 

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Roger Rasheed - Sports Heroes

Roger Rasheed

Roger Rasheed hit his first tennis ball at 10 and decided he ...

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Heath Davidson

Having returned from a decade’s long hiatus just over a year out ...

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Brent Tate - Motivational Speakers

Brent Tate

A legend of Rugby League who inspires his audiences to overcome any ...

Travels from Queensland

Nova Peris - Motivational Speakers

Nova Peris

A pioneer in Australian sport and politics 

Travels from Victoria

Tammy Van Wisse - Sports Heroes

Tammy Van Wisse

A marathon swimmer who has conquered the world's longest, deepest and coldest ...

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Brad Ness - Sports Heroes

Brad Ness

Five time Paralympian, and Captain of the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team ...

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Michael O

Michael O'Loughlin

An accomplished AFL player and an advocate and mentor in the Indigenous community  ...

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Lisa Sthalekar - Sports Heroes

Lisa Sthalekar

The first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs

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Giaan Rooney - Sports Heroes

Giaan Rooney

Olympian, presenter, passionate ambassador as well as MC and speaker

Travels from Queensland

Tayla Harris - Sports Heroes

Tayla Harris

Breaking down barriers in women's sports

Travels from Victoria

Leisel Jones - Mindfulness & Mindset

Leisel Jones

One of the world's greatest swimmers, television personality and corporate speaker ...

Travels from Queensland

Damian Barrett - MCs & Hosts

Damian Barrett

An award-winning journalist in AFL media

Travels from Victoria

John Rothfield  - Sports Heroes

John Rothfield

A renowned Racing Expert 

Travels from Victoria

Carla Dziwoki - Sports Heroes

Carla Dziwoki

Netball player, media personality and a guide to elite Australian cricketers

Travels from Victoria

Bianca Chatfield  - Sports Heroes

Bianca Chatfield

One of the youngest players ever to have debuted for the Australian ...

Travels from Victoria

Ben Ikin

A former professional rugby league footballer and sporting media personality 

Travels from Queensland

Scott Cummings  - Sports Heroes

Scott Cummings

A multifaceted media performer and a respected AFL expert analyst

Travels from Victoria

Kane Cornes - Sports Heroes

Kane Cornes

A bright media talent within the AFL industry

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Dermott Brereton - Sports Heroes

Dermott Brereton

A football legend, television presenter, commentator, newspaper columnist, and radio host  ...

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Wayne Carey - Sports Heroes

Wayne Carey

An AFL great and sporting hero

Travels from Victoria

Shane Crawford - MCs & Hosts

Shane Crawford

Popular football player and media personality 

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Cadel Evans - Sports Heroes

Cadel Evans

The first, and only, Australian to win the Tour de France

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Amanda Farrugia - Sports Heroes

Amanda Farrugia

GWS Giants Captain 

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Jeremy Rolleston - Leadership

Jeremy Rolleston

A dual winter Olympian who has achieved a in sport, business and ...

Travels from New South Wales

Ryley Batt - Sports Heroes

Ryley Batt

One of the best and most experienced players in the Australian wheelchair ...

Travels from New South Wales

Greg Hire - Sports Heroes

Greg Hire

Former Vice Captain of the Perth Wildcats and Mental Health ambassador

Travels from Western Australia

Trevor Hendy - Motivational Speakers

Trevor Hendy

A Life Coach, Mentor and Author in the field of Personal Truth ...

Travels from Queensland

Erin Phillips - Sports Heroes

Erin Phillips

A remarkable sportswoman and athlete

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Cameron Schwab - Leadership

Cameron Schwab

CEO and Leadership Speaker 

Travels from Victoria

John Fitzgerald - Sports Heroes

John Fitzgerald

A former professional tennis player turned coach

Travels from South Australia

Lleyton Hewitt - Sports Heroes

Lleyton Hewitt

Synonymous with determination, Lleyton is one of Australia's greatest tennis players

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Sam Groth - Sports Heroes

Sam Groth

Sam Groth is a former top Australian men’s tennis player and current ...

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Chloe Esposito - Sports Heroes

Chloe Esposito

Chloe Esposito OAM is one of Australia's most impressive athletes, having won ...

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Christina Matthews - Leadership

Christina Matthews

CEO of the Western Australian Cricket Association and former cricketer

Travels from Western Australia

Andrew Embley - Sports Heroes

Andrew Embley

A former West Coast Eagles star with a focus on success

Travels from Western Australia

Brad Fittler - Sports Heroes

Brad Fittler

An in demand NRL speaker giving insights into communication and leadership

Travels from New South Wales

Sam Riley - Motivational Speakers

Sam Riley

While Samantha Riley’s success has already etched her name in Australian swimming ...

Travels from Queensland

Mark Mathews - Motivational Speakers

Mark Mathews

Offers game-changing ways to adapt to stress and increase wonder

Travels from Queensland

Mark Aiston - MCs & Hosts

Mark Aiston

Well-known television and radio personality 

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Peter Bell - Motivational Speakers

Peter Bell

Former Captain of the Fremantle Dockers, AFL presenter and sought after speaker   ...

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Chloë McCardel - Sports Heroes

Chloe McCardel

A highly sought after motivational speaker who inspires and encourages her audience  ...

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Stuart O

Stuart O'Grady

Stuart O’Grady OAM is a retired Australian professional road and track bicycle racer, ...

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Rechelle Hawkes - Sports Heroes

Rechelle Hawkes

One of only two Australian women to win Olympic gold medals at ...

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Ange Postecoglou - Sports Heroes

Ange Postecoglou

A successful coach with a passion for team work, goal setting and ...

Travels from Victoria

Chris Fagan - Motivational Speakers

Chris Fagan

Head Coach and a Hall of Famer

Travels from Queensland

Glenn Mitchell - Motivational Speakers

Glenn Mitchell

A familiar and popular sporting commentator 

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Sean Garlick - Business Speakers

Sean Garlick

From footballer to family business manager 

Travels from New South Wales

Chris ‘Buddha’ Handy - Sports Heroes

Chris ‘Buddha’ Handy

A larger than life sporting star

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Stirling Mortlock  - Sports Heroes

Stirling Mortlock

Stirling Mortlock began playing rugby with Lindfield Juniors at four years of ...

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Dylan Alcott  - Sports Heroes

Dylan Alcott

An extraordinary man and dual sport athlete

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Katrina Webb - Sports Heroes

Katrina Webb

An Australian sporting legend passionate for helping others perform at their best   ...

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George Gregan - Motivational Speakers

George Gregan

Successful sportsman, businessman and leader 

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Alan Tongue - Inspirational

Alan Tongue

2017 Australian of the Year for ACT.

Travels from ACT

Mark Ricciuto - Sports Heroes

Mark Ricciuto

A successful publican and hotelier 

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Lydia Lassila - Sports Heroes

Lydia Lassila

Learn how to strive for excellence and achieve goals

Travels from Victoria

Mick Miller - Motivational Speakers

Mick Miller

Be inspired and motivated to achieve by a former elite sports coach  ...

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Kerry O

Kerry O'Keeffe

Combining wit, wisdom and a passion for sport

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Priya Cooper - Sports Heroes

Priya Cooper

Hear from a renowned athlete who encourages everyone to achieve 

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Stephanie Rice - Sports Heroes

Stephanie Rice

Stephanie Rice has reached the pinnacle of her sport as an elite ...

Travels from Queensland

Rob Waddell - Motivational Speakers

Rob Waddell

Known as New Zealand’s only gold medallist at the Sydney 2000 Olympic ...

Travels from New Zealand

Kerri Pottharst - Motivational Speakers

Kerri Pottharst

Beloved athlete, triple Olympian and passionate motivator

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Richard Champion  - Sports Heroes

Richard Champion

Uses his experience as a media personality and athlete

Travels from Queensland

Wayne Schwass - Motivational Speakers

Wayne Schwass

AFL Champion, commentator, founder of Sunrise Foundation and motivational speaker  ...

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Nathan Brown - Motivational Speakers

Nathan Brown

A motivational speaker who captivates audiences with his enthusiasm and longevity  ...

Travels from Victoria

Don Elgin - Motivational Speakers

Don Elgin

Taking audiences behind the scenes of his extraordinary journey

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Tim Watson - Motivational Speakers

Tim Watson

An AFL hero and major sports commentator 

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Tiffany Cherry - MCs & Hosts

Tiffany Cherry

One of Australia’s most well known female sports broadcasters

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Susie O

Susie O'Neill

With eight Olympic medals, Susie is one of Australia’s all time greats ...

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Steven Bradbury - Motivational Speakers

Steven Bradbury

One of the world’s most colourful Olympic Champions, Steven Bradbury is one of ...

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Steve Moneghetti - Motivational Speakers

Steve Moneghetti

Here for the long run, realising your full potential

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Rodney Hogg - Sports Heroes

Rodney Hogg

Australian Cricketing Great

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Robert de Castella - Motivational Speakers

Robert de Castella

Australia’s greatest ever marathon runner

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Raelene Boyle - Motivational Speakers

Raelene Boyle

A legendary name synonymous with Australian sport and campaigner for breast cancer ...

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Nick Maxwell - Sports Heroes

Nick Maxwell

Uses his experiences to motivate in leadership, persistence and strength 

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Michael Slater - Sports Heroes

Michael Slater

Top of the Australian Test batting line-up for nearly a decade

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Michael Klim - Sports Heroes

Michael Klim

Olympian champion and elite swimming coach

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Mark Bickley - Motivational Speakers

Mark Bickley

A football legend whose passion extends beyond the field

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Liz Ellis - Sports Heroes

Liz Ellis

As one of Australia’s highest profile elite athletes and most successful netballers ...

Travels from Queensland

Libby Trickett - Motivational Speakers

Libby Trickett

Olympic Champion and Golden Girl of Australian Swimming

Travels from Queensland

Kurt Fearnley - Motivational Speakers

Kurt Fearnley

Paralympian, champion and NSW Australian of the Year 2019

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James Tomkins - Sports Heroes

James Tomkins

With six Olympic Games under his belt, he is an inspiration.

Travels from Victoria

Hayley Lewis - Motivational Speakers

Hayley Lewis

Australian Swimming Champion, Business Expert, Host of The Biggest Loser, Role Model and ...

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Dawn Fraser - Sports Heroes

Dawn Fraser

Crowned Australia's greatest female athlete in 2013

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Clint Robinson OAM - Sports Heroes

Clint Robinson OAM

Australia’s greatest ever Kayaking Champion

Travels from Queensland

Cathy Freeman - Sports Heroes

Cathy Freeman

Sports Hero, Charity Founder and Motivational Speaker. Request Cathy Freeman for your ...

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Brennon Dowrick - Motivational Speakers

Brennon Dowrick

One of Australia’s most successful male gymnasts and now an internationally in-demand ...

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Anna Meares - Sports Heroes

Anna Meares

One of our greatest ever cyclists

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Andrew Voss - Sports Heroes

Andrew Voss

A sports and news presenter, commentator and author 

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Andrew Gaze - Motivational Speakers

Andrew Gaze

One of Australia’s most well-known and respected sporting champions

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Alastair Lynch - Sports Heroes

Alastair Lynch

Former captain and key member of the history-making Brisbane Lions team that ...

Travels from Queensland

 

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