British Sporting Heroes set to Inspire at Great British UK.

13th Oct 2020

As the weather gets colder, it is important to remain active.  That’s why here at Great British Speakers’ we’ve popped together a list of just some of our top sporting speakers and presenters set to advise, entertain and inspire – with tailored and virtual talks possible, there’s no reason not to book your dream sporting legend for your next (live or virtual) corporate event.

Football Speakers and Hosts

From the field of football, we have former players like Steven Gerrard, John Barnes, Karen Carney MBE, Matty Taylor, Chris Kamara, Ian Rush, Ian Wright and Stuart Pearce. Not to mention Dietmar Hamann, Graham Souness, Gary McAlister and Harry Redknapp.

We also have knowledgeable pundits and commentators who make great anchors and award hosts like Alex ScottAlison Bender, Jeff Stelling, John Inverdale, Mark Pougatch, talkSPORTs’ Max Rushden, and MOTDs’ Simon Brotherton.

Rugby Speakers and Hosts

From rugby, there is Rugby 7’s Fiji World Champions coach and speaker Ben Ryan,

James Haskell (available with wife, nutritionist and personal trainer, Chole Madley), England Captain Dylan Hartley, players and commentators Sam Warburton and Martin Bayfield, and SKY Sports Louisa Pilbeam.

And lets not forget, incredible former Rugby Union player Maggie Alphonsi MBE.

Cricket Speakers and Hosts

From Cricket we have The greatest leg spinner of all time, Shane Warne, Englands Jason Roy, Clive Lloyd and Strictly Come Dancing star Mark Ramprakash and the living cricket almanack and brilliant after dinner speaker himself Charles Colville.

Athletics Speakers and Hosts.

In the athletics arena, we have Sebastian Coe, Colin Jackson OBEDenise Lewis OBE, Johnathan Edwards, Dame Kelly Holmes, Jo Pavey MBESteve Backley OBE, Asha PhilipKelly Southern, the legendary Tessa Sanderson CBE and commentators and broadcasters such as Jessica Creighton and broadcaster speaker and host Steve Rider.

Cycling Speakers and Hosts

In Cycling there is no bigger star than Sir Bradley Wiggins, Female cycling legend Lizzie (Armitstead) Deignan, Olympic Gold world record holder Steven Burke MBE

We’re flooded with broadcast hosts in this field with SKY reporter and Tour De France presenter Orla Chennaoui, OJ Borg, Laura Winter, and Ned Boulting.

Rowing Speakers and Hosts. are no shortage of Olympic rowers and we have the very best including Women’ No1 Helen Glover MBE (Who can also attend with Great British Speakers husband, wildlife presenter Steve Backshall!).

We also have Britain’s most decorated female Olympian Katherine Grainger DBE and the former male rowing duo of Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE, and James Cracknell OBE

Olympic & Paralympic Champions.

Diversity is an ever-popular subject of motivational speaking and we have some of the best Paralympians such as basketball player Ade Adepitan MBE, Paraplegic Marathon Runner Claire Lomas MBE, Swimmer Giles Long MBE, Paralympic Gold Medal Swimmer Liz JohnsonMichaela Breeze MBE – the most decorated British female weightlifter ever and then Steve Brown -Paralympic Rugby player.

Outstanding women competitors in their discipline like Nicola Adams OBE, Olympic Gold Skeleton Amy Williams MBE, endurance athlete Laura Kennington

Live sporting speakers, commentators, and award hosts

There are some talented individuals who either don’t fit in the above areas or are so broad they fit into more than one and who are incredibly popular, such as Olympic legend Eddie the Eagle, Kirsty Gallagher, Sports Relief’s Ore Oduba, Former swimmer Mark Foster, presenter Mark Durden Smith, McLaren Formula 1 speaker presenter Marc Priestley, BBC sports presenter Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, Radio 5 Lives’ Johnathan (DJ Spoony) Joseph, , talkSPORT NFL expert Nat Coombs

Sports health and wellness speakers.

We’ve had a number of our sports stars talk to company employees about ensuring their fitness, health and wellness which is an increasingly topical subject and a big name often drives home the message.

To this end we have people such as TV doctor GP and Gladiators member Zoe Williams, performance coach and ultra runner Anna Marie Watson, performance coach Bernie Shrosbree, Athletics coach Dr David Hamilton, sports nutritionist Linia Patel, extreme endurance athlete Luke Robertson, mental health advocate and adventurer Alex Staniforth and motivational adventure athlete Sophie Radcliffe.

Great Sporting Ideas!

Not sure where to start?  Then pick up the phone and chat with one of the Great British Speakers Team +441753 439 289 or email Jane and Steve

Follow Us

If you’d like to know what our talents are getting up to, then make sure you follow us on social media for all the latest job and event news.

Other Articles

Last year even lockdown couldn't dampen the Christmas Spirit as we all tried to celebrate with virtual Christmas celebrations! However this year, as businesses have re-opened, many are hoping to hold their Christmas work events ... read more
Mark Denton's story is a real-life case study of leadership and determination. Leading a diverse amateur team of sailors in the ''toughest around-the-world yacht race'' - the BT Global Challenge, Mark had to endure and ... read more
As a member of the Royal Airforce, Mandy Hickson was the only female pilot on the Front Line Tornado Squadron. As a front line pilot, Mandy has navigated her way across some world’s most hostile ... read more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *