Speakers

Charlotte Edwards CBE

Charlotte Edwards CBE, became one of the most significant female cricketers of all time during a 20-year international career, for 10 of which she was England captain. She became the youngest woman to have played for England when she made her debut against New Zealand at Guildford at the age of 16 and went on to be central to the evolution of the women's game. She led England on 220 occasions. Under her captaincy England won three Ashes series (2008, 2013 and 2014) and a World Cup/World Twenty20 double in 2009. She was the first player, either male or female, to score 2500 runs in T20 internationals.


Jeff Probyn

Jeff Probyn is a former international rugby player. He played for England 37 times, in 2 World Cups, 2 Grand Slams, for the Lions, the Northern Hemisphere and a World XV, not to mention the Old Albanians, 300 times for Wasps, and several other teams.

At one stage Probyn was voted the best prop in the world. After retirement from playing, Probyn became manager of the England U21 team. He is a regular on TalkSport and is a highly renowned sporting speaker.


Anthony Ogogo

Anthony Ogogo is an English professional boxer, originally from Lowestoft. Competing in the middleweight division, Ogogo rose to prominence in the 2012 London Olympics where he claimed the bronze medal. Having signed professionally in December 2012, Ogogo has amassed an impressive record of 11 wins and 1 loss, 7 of those wins coming by knockout. More recently, Anthony Ogogo appeared on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.


Amy Williams MBE

Amy Williams MBE is a British former skeleton racer and Olympic gold medallist. Originally a runner, she began training in skeleton after trying the sport on a push-start track at the University of Bath. Although unable to qualify for the 2006 Winter Olympics, she was a member of her nation’s team four years later at the 2010 Games, and won a gold medal, becoming the first British individual gold medallist at a Winter Olympics for 30 years and the only British medallist of those specific Olympics.


Peter Shilton OBE is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for the England men’s team than anyone else, earning 125 caps, and he also holds the all-time record for the most competitive appearances in world football. The IFFHS ranked Shilton among the top ten keepers of the 20th century in 2000. His 30-year career includes 11 different clubs, two European Cup finals and more than 1,300 competitive matches.


Derek Redmond

Derek Anthony Redmond is a retired British athlete. During his career, he held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4×400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.


Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards is a British skier who in 1988 became a universal celebrity after becoming the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. He was already the British ski jumping record holder, world ranked 9th in amateur speed skiing and a stunt jumping world record holder after jumping over 6 buses. He finished last in both the 70m and 90m events. In 2016 a film chronicling Eddie’s life story was released.


Geoff Miller OBE

Geoffrey Miller, OBE is an English former cricketer, who played in thirty four Tests and twenty five ODIs for England from 1976 to 1984. Geoff Miller concedes that he probably enjoyed cricket too much. He did not take it as seriously as some, and when it became a rigorous, grim-faced business, he was not sorry to bow out of an eight-year Test career that never reached the peaks many expected.


Sharron Davies MBE

Sharron Elizabeth Davies MBE is a retired swimmer from the United Kingdom. She won a silver medal in the 400-metre individual medley at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and two gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton. Since retiring from the sport, she has worked as television presenter and served as a patron of charities for disabled children and fitness. She was also a contestant on Dancing on Ice 2011.

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