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Sporting Legends

Immerse your audience in the world of sports with our distinguished Sporting Legends Keynote Speakers.

These iconic figures, who have left an indelible mark on the sporting landscape, offer powerful and inspiring insights that transcend the boundaries of the game.

With a treasure trove of experiences and triumphs, our Sporting Legends Keynote Speakers captivate and motivate as they share their remarkable journeys, lessons in leadership, and the unwavering commitment that propelled them to greatness.

Whether it’s tales of Olympic glory, championship triumphs, or tales of overcoming adversity, these keynote speakers bring a winning spirit to any event, leaving your audience motivated, inspired, and ready to conquer their own challenges.

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Nick Mallett is a Professional Motivational speaker and TV Commentator and is one of the leading authorities on Rugby and has coached not only the Springboks but most recently Italy. Arguably, South Afrcia’s most successful rugby coach ever, Nicholas Vivian Howard Mallett was born on October 30, 1956 in Heartfordshire, England, taking a middle name […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Rugby Legend
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Hennie le Roux was at the heart of bringing professionalism to rugby and played an integral part of negotiations between players, administrators and legal advisors. It did not only result in revolutionizing the sport worldwide, but also introduced a new professional era in rugby. CRAVEN WEEK 1985 & 1986 Springbok World Cup Champion 1995 Games […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Rugby Legend
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Natalie du Toit left leg was amputated below the knee in 2001. She has gone on to compete against – and often beat – able-bodied swimmers at the highest level. At 16, she nearly qualified for the 2000 Sydney Olympics in three events. People sensed great things were in store for the strong, determined swimmer; […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Motivational Speaker
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Penny Heyns is an international speaker, Penny Heyns has established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th century, by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and the 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and by breaking a total of 14 individual […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Olympic Legend
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Jonty Rhodes, renowned as a cricketing maestro, transcends the boundaries of sports, capturing hearts with his charismatic persona and unwavering determination. Emerging onto the international cricket scene, Rhodes encountered initial hurdles in his batting technique, but through sheer resilience and dedication, he sculpted himself into a formidable force, etching his name into the annals of […]

  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Cricket Legend
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Kobus Wiese was born on May 16th 1964 in Paarl, matriculating at Paarl Gimnasium. He went on to study further at Paarl Onderwys, and obtained his teaching diploma from Goudstad.  He has played rugby for Boland, Western Transvaal and Transvaal (now Gauteng), touring as a Springbok to Australia in 1993, New Zealand, Wales, Scotland and […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Rugby Legend
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Known as ‘white lightning’, Allan Donald – Cricket Legend is remembered as a fearsome fast bowler, scowling and aggressive, with a famous horizontal white line of sunscreen across his cheeks and nose. Allan Anthony Donald was born on October 20, 1966, in Bloemfontein. He attended Grey College High School and Technical High School Bloemfontein and […]

  • Bloemfontein
  • Cricket Legend
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Jake White won the Rugby World Cup 2007 as Coach of the Springboks. He leads a motivational talk for your conference or event. Jake White (born 13 December 1963 in Johannesburg as Jacob Westerduin) is a rugby union coach and former coach of the South Africa national rugby union team, the Springboks. Jake White attended […]

  • Pretoria
  • Sporting Leadership
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Penny Mallory is one of the UK’s top female motivational speakers, drawing her experience from her years in Motorsport as a Rally Driver, and as a Performance Coach within various sectors. Penny is living proof that building Resilience and Mental Toughness are vital if you are to thrive in this world. Penny has worked inside […]

  • London, UK
  • Mental Wellness
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Corne Krige is a former Springbok rugby captain and the owner of an outdoor advertising company and author of his autobiography, Right Place at the Wrong Time. Born in Zambia, where his parents still live, Corné was schooled in South Africa at Paarl Boys High. He currently lives in Cape Town with his wife and […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Springbok Rugby Legend
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Gary Kirsten is the former South African cricketer and ICC World Cup winning coach of the Indian cricket team, played 101 Test matches and 185 One Day Internationals for South Africa between 1993 and 2004, mainly as an opening batsman.  He retired from international cricket in 2004 after making history by becoming the first-ever Protea to […]

  • Johannesburg
  • 83 Views
Kirsten Landman

Kirsten Landman is a trailblazing force in the world of professional off-road and hard-enduro riding, hailing from the vibrant province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. From the tender age of 8, Landman ignited her passion for riding, a spark that would fuel her journey to become a pioneering figure in her sport. Embarking on her […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Inspiring Adventurer
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Pat Symcox – Cricket Legend was a right-arm off-spin bowler and was known for his powerful hitting down the order and has a Test century to his name, scored against Pakistan. Highest Test score 108. Symcox is co-holder of the highest ever ninth-wicket partnership with Mark Boucher of 195 runs against Pakistan. Patrick Leonard Symcox […]

  • Durban, KZN
  • Cricket Legend
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Joel Stransky is a former South African rugby union rugby player, most recognizable for scoring all of South Africa’s points as a fly half (including the famous winning drop goal) against New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final. Joel was born in Johannesburg and attended Rondebosch Boys High and Maritzburg College. After his […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Rugby Legend
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Bruce Fordyce is a well known name in Athletics after his record run in the Comrades Marathon over the years. In 1977, when Fordyce ran his first Comrades Marathon, he placed 43rd out of 1,678 entries. He placed 14th in 1978, 3rd in 1979, 2nd in 1980, and he was the winner for an unprecedented eight […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Motivational Speaker
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Caster Semenya is a winner. The 29-year-old South African is the two-time women’s 800m Olympic champion, a three-time 800m world champion and a double Commonwealth Games middle distance gold medallist. To wrap those figures in further context, when Semenya won the Doha Diamond League 800m in May 2019, it was her 30th consecutive victory over […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Olympic Legend
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Schalk Brits is a former rugby union player for the South Africa national team and the Bulls in Super Rugby. He primarily played as a hooker. He was part of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning team. Brits played for the Western Province from 2002 to 2004 and rejoined the Cape franchise from 2006 to 2009. […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Rugby Legend
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Jean de Villiers is a product of Paarl Gimnasium, the nursery of many a future South African star player (among them past international teammate Marius Joubert and South African back-rower Schalk Burger), De Villiers made his first impact at international level in the South African Sevens team, playing in ten of the eleven legs of […]

  • Cape Town, WC
  • Rugby Legend
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John Smit was one of International Rugby’s most successful Captains and players of all time. He was the captain of the Springboks, the South African Rugby team (ending his career with 111 Springbok caps), leading the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007 and was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2011. After ending his rugby career […]

  • Johannesburg
  • Rugby Legend

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