Richard Champion

Richard Champion or ‘Champs’ as most Queenslanders know him now, is a Professional Speaker, MC and Media Personality with expertise in the AFL, having played as a professional athlete for over 14 years, including 10 years with the Brisbane Bears / Brisbane Lions before his retirement at the end of the 2000 season. Champs works full time for the AFL Players Association looking after the best interests and development of professional players. Champs loves meeting new people, interacting with audiences and Entertaining with stories and a few surprises!

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“As a Professional Speaker and an MC, I share lessons learned and stories that are as inspirational and motivating as they are entertaining”

Over the past 20 years I have helped many Clients achieve a successful outcome for their event as an MC or  motivational, entertaining Guest Speaker. As a professional Sportsman, I learned about being the best you can possibly be working in a team environment.

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About Richard Champion

Richard Champion has had a  football career spanning 14 years, including 10 years with the Brisbane Bears / Lions. Qualifying for entry to the AFL’s prestigious 200 Club at the conclusion of his career, Richard Champion won lavish praise from coach Leigh Matthews.

 

He was awarded Brisbane Lions Life Membership at the end of the 2000 season for his 10 years of loyal service to the club. Richard has a multi-talented personality, always prominent in the club’s off-field activities and in 1998 won an AFL Talent Show on Network Seven for his marvelous impersonation of Jimmy Barnes. That singing talent was put to good use when Champs competed in the popular Channel Seven program “It Takes Two”.

There is no challenge that Champs has backed away from and his competitive nature and high level of fitness make him an obvious choice for tougher assignments. Richard shares his experiences of life in football in a very entertaining way.

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      • Richard “Champs” Champion has had a football career spanning 14 years before retiring at the end of the 2000 season when he was awarded Brisbane Lions Life Membership for his 10 years of loyal service to the club.
      • Qualifying for entry to the AFL’s prestigious 200 Club at the conclusion of his career, Richard Champion won rarely given, lavish praise from coach Leigh Matthews for the professional manner in which he conducted himself.
      • During his career he finished in the top six places for the Best & Fairest Awards three times. He also won the Bears’ prestigious “Most Professional Player” award in 1994 & “Best Clubman” honours in 1995.
      • Richard has a multi-talented personality and in 1998 won an AFL Talent Show on Network Seven for his impersonation of Jimmy Barnes. Champs also competed in the popular Channel Seven program “It Takes Two”.
      • There is no challenge that Champs has backed away from and his competitive nature and high level of fitness make him an obvious choice for tougher assignments.
      • Richard shares his experiences of life in football in a very entertaining way.
      • Richard has been a professional Speaker, MC and Media Personality for over 20 years.

Biography

Richard Champion or ‘Champs’ as he is better known, has had a  football career spanning 14 years, including 10 years with the Brisbane Bears / Lions before retirement at the end of the 2000 season. During his career he finished in the top six places for the Best & Fairest Awards three times. He also won the Bears’ prestigious “Most Professional Player” award in 1994 & “Best Clubman” honours in 1995. Qualifying for entry to the AFL’s prestigious 200 Club at the conclusion of his career, Richard Champion won rarely-given, lavish praise from coach Leigh Matthews for the professional manner in which he conducted himself.

He was awarded Brisbane Lions Life Membership at the end of the 2000 season for his 10 years of loyal service to the club. Richard Champion has a multi-talented personality, always prominent in the club’s off-field activities and in 1998 won an AFL Talent Show on Network Seven for his marvelous impersonation of Jimmy Barnes. That singing talent was put to good use when Champs competed in the popular Channel Seven program “It Takes Two”. You can also catch Richard Champion on a variety of radio shows, but he really shines on The Great South East each week and “Creek to Coast” with Channel Seven.

He also co-hosts radio programmes and is a regular commentator on the AFL when the Brisbane Lions play at the Gabba. There is no challenge that Richard Champion has backed away from and his competitive nature and high level of fitness make him an obvious choice for tougher assignments.

Champs loves golf, and intends to call Brisbane home for many years to come with his wife Anne-Marie and daughters Georgia and Grace. Richard Champion shares his experiences of life in football in a very entertaining way. Google+

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Champion Events

With experience as a Keynote Speaker and Presenting across all media platforms, Richard can help make your next Conference, Black Tie or Special Event flow with ease.  Champion Events Coordination can also assist you with event coordination, and source celebrity guests and entertainment from an extensive network. Read what Richard’s Clients have to say here.

Personality

Richards ability to connect across all audiences can be attributed to his friendly, down-to-earth approach and professionalism drawn from many years experience in the media and the locker room. Richards iconic partners and clients are able to draw from a dynamic skill set that ensures your event has the polish and professional touch that you need.

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