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Test Cricketer/ Commentator
A few of the first things you’ll notice about Kerry is wit, wisdom and a penchant for sport. This former Test cricketer turned media personality packed up his vast sporting knowledge and became a regular presenter on popular TV show The Fat. He has continued a strong and successful media career commentating for ABC radio, and combines it with his role as a specialist tutor with Adelaide’s AIS Cricket Academy. His presentations are jam packed with inside stories and humour.
Famous for his wit, wisdom, and penchant for sport, Kerry O'Keeffe is a favourite among audiences who enjoy his unique style and presentation. O'Keeffe is a natural entertainer.
With his larger-than-life personality, this former Test cricketer enjoys a highly successful media career. His quick and wicked humour, knowledge and interest in all things sport won him a gig as a regular guest on the popular TV show “The Fat”. Since then, he has never been very far from centre stage in the media.
As a speaker, Kerry O'Keeffe has an excellent range. He has a very individual style, combining comedy with his passionate and inspiring addresses on motivation. From his personal kit bag of hilarious sporting yarns, he captures the attention of any audience and holds it. His motto, "Being the best you can be", is put into practice in everything he undertakes. He is an inspiring speaker, a consummate performer, and an
Kerry O'Keeffe's interest in sport has never waned. He continues strong links with Australia's favourite game as a commentator for ABC Radio and as a specialist tutor to aspiring young leg spinners at the AIS Cricket Academy in Adelaide and the young NSW Emerging Blues. He understands all facets of the game and its administration, from performance at the elite level, to its grassroots operations.
O'Keeffe's vast knowledge forms the basis of an anecdote-spiced presentation sure to have you laughing your socks off one minute and searching within the next. The man with the most distinctive laugh in the electronic media is both entertaining and provocative.
Just a few of the many highlights of O'Keeffe's career:
* ABC Radio Test cricket and One Day International Commentator
* Regular guest and commentator in the media, such as on the sports panel show “The Fat”
* Chief writer “Inside Edge” cricket magazine
* Level III cricket coach
* Elite coach for NSW Emerging Blues Squad
* Specialist spin bowling coach for AIS Cricket Academy in Adelaide
“Kerry was absolutely delightful, a funny, informative and most enjoyable presentation.’
“Excellent. Kerry spoke and interacted with the audience [partners and clients of an international accounting firm] very well.”
“Excellent. Kerry was extremely entertaining - all of our expectations were met - everyone had a great laugh and I'm sure that our members will talk about the night for years to come.”
Maroochydore Cricket Club
"We could have listened to Kerry for another hour."
"Kerry is an excellent speaker - light hearted and certainly suited to the audience."
"Kerry spoke easily with anyone before and after his talk. His self-deprecating style is highly appealing and disarming, and he did not say how good he was. We can all associate with someone who confesses to having had the same disappointments and failures as us in cricket."
"Kerry's after dinner talk was very entertaining. He managed to engage our small audience and keep them interested in his stories.
“Kerry is a very funny man. His talk had a good mix between speaking about his career and life, with anecdotes about players and some extremely funny situations."
“Excellent, Kerry hit the mark perfectly! He had to wait until the end of the evening in a very full program and he handled the situation, crowd and the function to perfection.We chose Kerry in the belief that he would appeal to the demographic attending. Our choice was impeccable!
As you can probably tell, we are REALLY HAPPY with our choice of guest speaker.”
Old Brighton Grammarians' Society Inc
“what a perfect combination as MC and Co-Host of our 2009 Northern Territory Sports Awards. The audience were bedazzled! Thank you, thank you thank you….”.
Nothern Territory Major Events Company
“Excellent, Kerry was a warm freindly personality who mixed with our members with ease, his performance on Saturday night left the crowd baying for more, his wit and humor was simply outstanding.”
The Waaia Football Club