Tim Horan is possibly the greatest centre Rugby Union has seen. Tim had a 12 year career with the Wallabies.
Tim earned his first gold jersey as a teenager against the All Blacks in 1989. Two years later at the 1991 World Cup Tim was crucial to the Wallabies success, most notably when he gobbled up and scored from David Campese's memorable over-the-shoulder, no-look pass in the semi-final against New Zealand. No try has been given as much replay time since.
In 1994, Tim suffered a potentially career ending knee injury. Doctors had told him he was unlikely to play rugby again. Tim was out of the game for 12 months and made a remarkable comeback at the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
In 1999, Tim became one of only 6 players to have Won 2 Rugby World Cup medals, by guiding Australia to its second World Cup victory. He was announced “Player of the Tournament". Tim also won a “years supply of Guinness" for scoring the fastest try in the tournament.
Tim has moulded his natural leadership abilities and his flair and humour in public speaking and utilized them for a seamless transition to the next phase of his career.
Tim was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia on Australia day 2009. He is a member of the Australia Sport “Hall of Fame" the International Rugby “Hall of Fame" and was awarded the Centenary Medal 2001
Tim is currently a rugby commentator with Fox Sports during Wallaby Tests and Super Rugby matches and is Business Director for the Sports and Entertainment division of Westpac. Tim is a director of Events Queensland and is currently completing an Executive MBA at Bond University.
Tim is ambassador for Queensland Spinal Injuries Association (www.spinalinjuriesqld.com.au), and the Aunties and Uncles Charity. (www.aandu.com.au)
We engaged our Sport Australia Hall of Fame Member, Tim Horan AM, to take on the role of MC at our recent "Inspire the Nation", an exclusive event which we host in partnership with our major sponsor Etihad Airways. Tim did a stellar job, he is a highly professional and well rounded MC who injects a sense of vibrancy into the proceedings and importantly, was a pleasure to deal with. His ability to engage the guests was first class and he did an outstanding job in interviewing our special guest panel Members; Dawn Fraser AO MBE, Ian Healy and Wally Lewis AM. If you are looking for a professional, knowledgeable and highly entertaining MC, we would highly recommend Tim Horan.
Australian Sports Hall of Fame
Thank you again to you and the SAHOF Team for pulling together such a wonderful event for Etihad in Brisbane. In particular, could you please pass on our gratitude to Tim Horan for the great job he did as MC. He created just the right mood that we wanted, communicating our key Etihad information while still keeping the event relaxed and fun.
Professional, leader, charismatic, respected, hardworking.
“Excellent. Tim had obviously considered the audience and nature of the event and had adapted his speech accordingly. He was entertaining, kept the audiences attention and was happy to answer questions (of which there were many) afterwards. Our clients really appreciated that Tim was around after the dinner to sign autographs and talk to them in smaller groups. I would highly recommend Tim for other engagements of this nature - he hit the mark exactly in terms of the appropriateness for content and was very funny."
“Tim was excellent and covered all we asked of him. His ability to form to our group was a credit to him. His stories were all tailored to the audience and the team got a real buzz talking to him"