The Men’s Football World Cup is taking place between Monday 21st November 2022 and Sunday 18th December 2022 in Qatar, the first time World Cup has taken place outside the traditional European summertime.
If you are planning an event around this time or in the lead-up to the event and looking for an inspiring football speaker these a just a few of the speakers we work with that may appeal.
Kevin Keegan OBE is an inspirational speaker and former England, Liverpool Footballer, and Former Manager of England. A career that included time at Liverpool, Hamburg, Southampton, and Newcastle as well as the national side, Kevin captained England for six years until his international retirement after the 1982 World Cup.
As a manager, Kevin Keegan was in charge of Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester City, and England. Kevin Keegan is one of the few football speakers that can deliver a truly inspirational speech but also an entertaining after-dinner speech.
Sir Geoff Hurst is best known for scoring a hat-trick for England in the World Cup Final in 1966 and is a popular after-dinner and motivational speaker. Sir Geoff Hurst won 49 caps and scored 24 goals for England but is best remembered, of course, for scoring a hat trick in the 1966 World Cup Final triumph against Germany.
Sir Geoff joined West Ham as an apprentice in 1957. He signed full professional forms in 1959 and made his league debut at the City Ground in 1960. He went on to make 411 league appearances, scoring 180 goals, plus 88 Cup appearances, scoring 68 goals, and became the First Division’s leading goal scorer for six consecutive years. Sir Geoff was voted Player of the Year three times in 1965/66, 66/67, and 68/69. During his time with West Ham, other honours included FA Cup Winners in 1964 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965.
Michael Duberry is a former professional footballer and keynote speaker on dealing with change, elite performance, and raising your game.There are very few that get the opportunity to play in the English Premier League. In fact, it is just 0.01% that make it to the upper echelon of English football. The average length of a professional footballer’s career is 8 years. Michaels exceeded that by 12 years!
Michael Duberry made a staggering 500 appearances for clubs and is honoured to include Chelsea, Leeds United, Stoke City, and Reading in that list. Cristiano Ronaldo, Gianfranco Zola, Ruud Gullit, and Thierry Henry are just some of the world-renowned footballers Michael frequently shared the pitch with. Among his many professional accolades, Michael is proud to include: English League Cup winner, European Cup winner, and the European Super Cup.
Fabrice Muamba is an inspirational speaker and a former footballer who was forced to retire from the game when he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch playing against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup.
In one of the most distressing scenes in the history of football, Fabrice collapsed on the pitch mid-match against Tottenham, and despite his heart stopping for 78 minutes, thanks to the quick response of the medical team and due to his level of fitness, he went on to make a remarkable recovery, finally being discharged from hospital just over a month later. Fabrice Muamba is available for motivational and inspirational speaking opportunities. He talks on-
- Overcoming adversity,
- Health and wellbeing
Ben Lyttleton is a keynote speaker on the leadership lessons learned from football, covering pressure, talent management, leadership, and teamwork.Football journalist and author Ben Lyttleton understands what we can learn about the most important aspects of work and life from the world’s most popular sport.
In his book Edge: Leadership Secrets of Football’s Top Thinkers, he interviewed some of football’s top coaches, including Thomas Tuchel and Ralf Rangnick, to learn how they foster talent and build empathy within a team, help individuals adapt in order to realise their potential, and find power in developing a social purpose.
Should you be requiring a host for your event we would also work with Kelly Cates and Garry Richardson – both experience hosts for corporate events.
Garry Richardson has worked for the BBC for 45 years! Garry can be heard most mornings on BBC Radio 4’s prestigious “Today” programme Britain’s most influential breakfast programme. He’s been appearing on the programme now for 38 years and is the longest-serving member of the team. He can be heard most mornings broadcasting from the BBC studios and rubbing shoulders with the country’s decision-makers.
President Bill Clinton, His Royal Highness Prince Harry, Samuel L Jackson, and World Number 1 Tennis star Serena Williams have all been on BBC programmes with Garry.
Kelly Cates is one of Britain’s top broadcasters. She fronts Sky Sports coverage of the Premier League and BBC Five Live’s sports coverage including the World Cup, Olympics, Premier League, Champions League, and Europa League. She also presents a weekly show on the global Premier League Channel with Ian Wright.
She fronted Channel 4’s coverage from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Russia alongside Jonathan Edwards, Ade Adepitan, and Arthur Williams and the award-winning Channel 4 Paralympic breakfast show alongside Rick Edwards. Kelly was part of ITV’s World Cup coverage from South Africa in 2010 and was previously part of their Champions League and Europa League coverage.
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