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Brad Hogg

CRICKETS COMEBACK KING

 

Corporate/Public Speaker

 

From his humble beginnings raised as an only child on a remote sheep farm in Williams, WA – this story is about a boy with a dream, the man who achieved it, lost it, then found the courage at an impossible age to stand amongst the worlds best again.


After a highly successful ODI cricketing career with three World Cup attempts and two World Cup trophies under his belt,  Brad Hogg retired from playing any form of cricket in 2008.

 

Brad Hogg  Perth ScorchersIn 2011, Hoggy shocked the nation when he made a triumphant return to professional cricket and became a major star of the inaugural T20 Big Bash League with his beloved state team, the Perth Scorchers.  Packed WACA audiences chanted his name as the 41 year old took wicket after wicket with his unique left-arm chinaman bowling style, mixing it up with his googly’s and wrong-uns, much to the delight of the crowd. 

 

Since then, he has been one of the most desired players on the world circuit and has performed in several international T20 League competitions including Bangladesh, South Africa, India, The Caribbean and Sri Lanka. 

 

Packed audiences filled the Sydney Olympic Park Stadium and MCG as Hoggy made his 2012 appearance in the Australia VS India T20 series in March 2012, and again in Dubai for Australia VS Pakistan T20's in September, and finally, his squad pick to play in the Australian World Cup T20 team where they were eliminated in the Semi-Finals by the West Indies ... what a year!

 

His luck continued, when the Perth Scorchers won the rights to host the KFC T20 Big Bash League finals at the WACA three years in a row since the inaugural match, finally winning the Trophy in 2013/14 and backing it up with another win in 2014/15.   As a resut, Hogg was once again called up for national duty and joined the Australian T20 team in South Africa for a few matches prior to the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.  What a comeback!

 

His 2014 Perth Scorchers signup featured in a tongue-in-cheek parody of a music video, which went viral across the nation and featured on every states news/sports headlines.  Unfortunately, the 'Three-peat' campaign of the Perth Scorchers to win three consecutive Titles was not to be, and Hoggy said farewell after five strong years with the Scorchers to allow the young fellas their day in the sun, and to chase once in a lifetime opportunities for a sixth BBL with The Melbourne Renegades in 2016/7.

 

Hogg continues to defy the odds, where, at 45+ years of age, he was picked up at auction by The Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2015 and 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) and proved age is no barrier to his success.

 

As a public/corporate speaker - Brad takes you on a journey of his highs and lows, the people famous (and not so famous) that inspired him along the way, the struggles to stay focussed and believe in the dream when he wasn't being picked to play year after year, self belief in practice, facing  fears, good leadership examples, teamwork, what the baggy green means to him and our country, how he deals with nerves, why preparation is critical to success, the hard work behind and between the scenes, changeroom pranks and anecdotal tour stories,  and much more ....


Brad is a natural performer, and his enthusiasm spills over onto the stage with an energy that is palpable, and an honesty that endearing as he owns his mistakes and is humbled by his successes.  Off field, Hoggy is a notorious prankster and onfield, a smiling assassin – so there’s a carpet bag full of stories to share about the old days and the new. 

 

A popular media personality, Hogg is a regular on radio across the country including  Mix 94.5FM, 96FM, ABC, 6PR, MMM, EON Digital Radio, SEN Radio and many others. Between his game commitments, Brad loves to commentate and can often be heard and seen on STAR Sports, IPL, ABC and others.

 

His active charitable ambassadorships are extensive - including Police Legacy,  SDERA (Public Schools Drug Education and Road Safety Awareness), Starlight Foundation, A Stitch In Time, Duchenne Foundation, Homeless Connect,  Farming Champions, Make A Wish Foundation and many more.   Brad’s keen sense of community spirit is tantamount to the character of the man. 


CLIENTS SAY:


“Brad Hogg was a fantastic polished entertainer for our Union Conference.  He is a champion sportsman with a devilish humour streak in him.  He adds comedy to an evening telling tales about himself, cricket, mates and growing up in country Australia.  Had us all laughing from the very start.  Would certainly have him back again!!”  WA Police Union Annual Conference

 

“I flew over from Europe for an annual conference in Perth and found myself sharing the stage with "Hoggy". Wow!! What a dynamo! Energised, enthused, engaged, he had the audience enraptured and enthralled as he rolled out his stories from victory to victim and back to victor.  A natural born story teller, a cheeky chap, a charming journey of underdog to super hero. One of the most riveting speakers I've seen in a long time, zesting up any event.  Olivia Schofield, Top Woman Speaker World Championship of Public Speaking 2011 

 

Brad was truly fantastic on Saturday. He had the entire audience captivated to a point where you could hear a pin drop. He was energetic, vibrant, engaging and took us all on his journey with him. The addition of the props was fantastic too and really added to the experience. I told him it was one of the best speeches I’ve heard – but I don’t think he believed me! Even the attendees who knew nothing about cricket were very impressed.” WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association)

 

“Having a sportsperson speak at our convention worried me a little at first as all of our members are learning the craft of public speaking and communication skills and would pick up on any flaws in his speaking style.  We need not have worried as Hoggy delivered his presentation with the energy, passion and wit he shows us all on the cricket field. The feedback from my members was all positive and I highly recommend Brad to speak in any environment as he can quickly adjust to the conditions just like his bowling.”  District 17 Governor & Convention Chairman, Toastmasters International Conference 2014

 

“We knew you had a lot to offer in terms of your experience with perseverance, determination and hard work, but was impressed with how you presented this to our group.  Your personal recollections of how it took one of the Teams you were in, to pull you back inline, was earnest and honest . That story highlighted to me how good teams control and influence the behavior of members.  I think this is an important message in the context of all teams and organizations.  Good luck with the rest of your cricket days, and we welcome your success on the speaker circuit.”  Finkelstein Hickmott CPA Annual Conference

 

“A huge thank you to  Brad for his amazing speech on Saturday… He was honestly one of the best presenters I have ever seen – captivating, even for people like me  who are just starting to get into cricket. My cheeks hurt from smiling so much J And the take home of having to work really hard, not letting fear hold you back and never giving up, really struck a chord.  Everyone loved him!  We feel extremely privileged that he chose to support us” Marketing Manager, Variety WA

 

“We absolutely loved having you – it was entertaining and inspiring stuff”!  MD Variety WA

 

“We had a great evening with Brad Hogg at last nights Net Session which we purchased at a Charity auction earlier this year.   Everyone was very impressed with Hoggy and found him to be a very genuine nice man, not only in the way he treated the lads in the nets with his skill and advice, but he was very happy to talk to everyone and share some great stories afterwards and have photos taken, and we all felt like we’d made a great new friend.  I’ll be bidding again this year for the ‘Hoggy In The Net Session’ at the next Duchenne Foundation Gala Ball”.  Craig Power, Businessman (Auction Bidder)

 

“Having a great yarn, top stories rolling out of Brad Hogg … this is a tough gig!” twitter comment by attendee at one of Brad’s speaking engagements after a series of dry speakers sent three delegates to sleep before Brad hit the stage. 

 

“Thanks so much not only for his speech but for his participation after the event. All have been strong in their praise and really appreciated the way in which he was prepared to give of his time in such a pleasant and friendly manner. It really made the day.” Lions Club

 

“Please pass on our thanks to Brad as special guest at our Terrific Kids Assembly. His positive and encouraging message was delivered with humour and sincerity. I have had so much positive feedback from teachers and children. I know he made many new fans and made the day for those lucky enough to meet him in person.”   Parkwood Primary School

 

“Just wanted to drop you a short note to thank Brad Hogg for his contribution to our annual conference.  The feedback from our staff raved about his sometimes hilarious but always entertaining use of cricket stories, and how impressed they were with his current fitness – he looks much younger than they imagined at 43 years of age!  Inspirational indeed.”  Finkelstein Hickmott Annual Conference

 

SPEECH TOPICS:

  • 20/20 is the new 40
  • Enjoy the Challenge
  • Cricket, a Lesson for Life

OTHER SERVICES:

  • In The Nets with Hoggy - Clinic
  • Celebrity Cricket Matches/Tournaments
  • Corporate Golf (13 Handicap)
  • Q & A Sessions / Sports Nights
  • Quiz/Great Debate Panelist
  • School Visits - Speeches & Clinics
  • Coaching Clinics
  • Media Presenting
  • Commentary
  • Event Appearances
  • Product Endorsements

 

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