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Ed Jackson

Ed Jackson is a former professional rugby player, he played at the highest level for over 10 years. Due to a tragic accident in 2017, Ed was left paralysed from the neck down after. His inspirational talks aim to encourage others to never give up hope.


About Ed Jackson

Ed  Jackson broke his neck after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool in April 2017. As a result, he suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors said that he would never walk again. However, with sheer determination Ed reached the summit of Snowdon within a year of his operation. He delivers incredibly inspiring keynotes to help others to overcome any fears or hesitations they may have in their work or personal lives. His talks share how goals can be achievable no matter how impossible they may seem.


Ed’s life-changing experience has given him an incredible ability to motivate people. Drawing on his own experiences, he takes you on an honest journey through his accident. His talks highlight the ways in which he took a fearless approach to defy all odds on the road to his recovery.

After listening to Ed talk you will be inspired to embrace a more positive mindset and be introduced to the importance of persevering through obstacles with courage.

Still climbing mountains, in November 2019, Ed climbed Mera Peak. When not climbing mountains, Ed is regularly presenting and commentating on on Rugby Union on Channel 4. Recently, Ed was listed to appear as a part of the BBC’s Tokyo Paralympic coverage in summer 2020, before the event was moved to summer 2021.

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