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)
• How to get the “taste of victory"
• Passion, commitment, dedication of playing for your country
• Wallaby history “The DNA" (via stories of ex wallabies who have fought wars for our country)
• Wallaby characters and stories
• Analysis of the current Wallabies and Super Rugby
• How to have a successful Team via Leadership and Empowering your team members
“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"