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Aj Ahmed

Aj Ahmed is devoted to sharing the power of self-belief and determination. He was born blind and became captain of the first Team GB blind football team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Aj has also won five silver medals at the European Championships and participated in three World Cups and one Pan-Olympic Games.

GACXEK Athletics - British Paralympic Association - Training - Loughborough University. Great Britain's 5 a side blind football team in action

About Aj Ahmed

Growing up in a world that often underestimated his abilities, Aj refused to be defined by his disability. Instead, he embraced every challenge as an opportunity to prove that vision goes beyond what the eyes can see. Aj, devoted father of three, is dedicated to sharing the power of self-belief and determination, showing others that disability doesn’t have to prevent a fruitful and fulfilling life.

As the captain of the first Team GB blind football team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Aj made history and inspired a generation of athletes with disabilities. He has won numerous awards, including BBC Sport’s Male Sports Personality Award 2007, npower’s Male Sports Personality of the Year 2007, Northwest Personality of the Year 2008, and a special achievement at the 2008 British Asian Sports Awards (BASA).

Aj’s leadership on and off the field exemplified the values of teamwork, perseverance, and sportsmanship. With five silver medals at the European Championships and appearances in three World Cups and one Pan-Olympic Games, Aj’s list of accolades is a testament to his unshakeable skill and determination.

Beyond his sporting achievements, Aj is a dedicated advocate for accessibility and empowerment. Through his work as an accessibility awareness speaker and assistive technology training provider, he has touched the lives of countless individuals, sharing his inspiring story of triumph over adversity.

As an authentic, motivational speaker, Aj’s talks are light-hearted, powerful and impactful, resonating deeply with audiences of all backgrounds. Speaking on a variety of inspirational topics, Aj addresses key themes such as overcoming adversity, disability awareness, resilience, and empowerment. From schools and businesses to conferences and community events, Aj captivates audiences with his humour, passion and unwavering commitment to spreading positivity and instilling hope.

Aj’s speeches are not just about motivation; they challenge audiences to rethink their perceptions of disability, encouraging them to embrace inclusivity and foster considerate and unprejudiced environments. Drawing from his own experiences, Aj’s talks are more than motivational; they’re deeply relatable and entertaining. He inspires individuals to confront challenges head-on, emphasising the importance of perseverance and self-belief in the face of obstacles.

Through his engaging and thought-provoking talks, Aj encourages audiences to think differently about disability, promoting a culture of inclusivity and understanding. His talks empower listeners to embrace their unique strengths and capabilities, instilling a sense of empowerment and possibility in all who hear his message.

To book Aj Ahmed contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Aj’s speech’s include, but are not limited to:

  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Mindset
  • Motivation
  • Assistive technology
  • Accessibility awareness
  • Self-belief
  • Determination
  • Empowerment
  • Thinking outside the box
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