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Jack Hunter-Spivey

Jack Hunter-Spivey is a Paralympic table tennis player who was born with cerebral palsy and was blind and deaf until he was nine months old. Despite encountering relentless obstacles and hurdles including battles with ill mental health resulting in three suicide attempts, Jack has gone on to achieve his dream of representing GB in the Paralympics and now inspires others to never give up on their dreams through his truly inspirational keynote speeches.

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Jack Hunter-Spivey selected to represent Team England at Para Table Tennis at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Photo Credit: Sam Mellish / Team England

About Jack Hunter-Spivey

Jack Hunter-Spivey is originally from Liverpool and was brought up on a council estate in Anfield. When London won the Olympic and Paralympic bid in 2005, 10-year-old Jack was playing table tennis in a youth club in Widnes. It was at that point that he decided that he wanted to play in the Paralympic Games in London 2012, and began working towards that dream. Although he just missed out on selection for London, Jack went on to achieve his dream of representing Paralympics GB in Rio 2016.

Biography

Jack Hunter-Spivey won his first international singles gold in the US Open in 2017, beating World champion Valentin Baus in the semi-final and London 2012 Paralympic champion Tommy Urhaug in the final. Jack achieved his first Paralympic medal at Tokyo 2020 a bronze in the Men’s Singles Class 5, beating the world number 2 and 3 seeds in the process.

Jack has been delivering motivational talks to companies, schools, and organisations for nearly 10 years. His incredible keynote speeches take us on his Paralympic journey and detail with sincerity and humility his struggles with mental health, suicide, and overcoming the odds to go on to Paralympic greatness.

Speech Topics
  • Paralympic Achievements
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Mental Health
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