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Sir Geoff Hurst MBE
Sir Geoff Hurst MBE certainly needs no introduction. One of the most famous sporting legends ever, he is still the only player to ever score a Hat Trick in a World Cup final. A highly skilled after dinner speaker, Sir Geoff's third goal was also responsible for a very famous commentator's line. Kenneth Wolstenholme uttered the immortal words "They think its all over, well it is now".
About Sir Geoff Hurst MBE
Sir Geoff Hurst speaks all over the world and his clients include Proctor and Gamble, Toyota, The World Sponsorship Council, Lloyds ban. He is both an entertaining after dinner and a hugely motivational speaker who receives standing ovations wherever he goes. This certainly proves Sir Geoff Hurst is far more than a footballer that got lucky on one hot July afternoon. Furthermore England’s fourth goal (Sir Geoff’s third) with Kenneth uttering those immortal words, has been the most shown/popular sporting piece of footage ever seen on the T.V.
Joining West Ham as an apprentice Sir Geoff Hurst went on to become one of the most famous footballers in football history. Not only was he the First Division’s leading goal scorer for six years on the trot but in his distinguished career, he won 49 caps and scored 24 goals for England.
What makes him ultra-special is the fact that he was able to go from sporting excellence to becoming a truly outstanding speaker.
Sir Geoff draws on the similarities that exist between sport and business and uses them to motivate and inspire. He also speaks about his experiences in football, how the game has changed since his time, and playing alongside fellow greats like Bobby Moore, Gordon Banks and Bobby and Jackie Charlton. He also explains why he had to forge a second career on leaving football.
Sir Geoff Hurst’s Second Career
In his words, “Suddenly I was no longer a well-known footballer and World Cup hero, I was another man in the street struggling to pay the mortgage. In the space of a fortnight my life turned around completely.”
This is because he went on a course to learn the basics of selling and gain a knowledge of the insurance business.
“The induction course taught me how to approach people. Until this time everyone had approached me – for autographs, for photographs for interviews etc. Now I had to learn how to approach strangers. And I enjoyed my second career and having to from the top to the bottom and work my way back up again. It taught me about humility – not a bad lesson for some of the egotistical young player in the modern game.”
Audiences are captured by his highly entertaining and skilled delivery as he shares a life time of thrilling anecdotes. He captivates them every time and leaves many with an experience which will not be forgotten ….. not for the first time in his incredible life.Sir Geoff Hurst is popular with all types of clients and his testimonials reinforce the effect he has on everyone who hears him speak.
"Very professional, extremely supportive in pre-event prep and onsite, truly nice to work with!"
Teradata (UK) Ltd
"The appreciation for the man was far greater than we have ever had for any current player and he works as a total professional."
"Geoff manages to keep animated on the subject for every new audience and combines playing stories with experience of the business world."
World Computer Analyst
"The ability to feel the atmosphere in a room is unique and Sir Geoff manages to mix business with sporting events perfectly."
National Computer Company
"Without doubt the most popular guest ever to grace our event"
Samsung Techwin Europe