Bill Harrigan

Motivating sportsman, speaker and sports event host

Bill Harrigan is widely acknowledged as Australia's finest sporting official. With his impressible knowledge and incredible experience on the field, he is he perfect celebrity to entertain your guests at your next sports event. Bill Harrigan is also an inspirational speaker who captivates and motivates audiences to achieve.

Bill Harrigan has a profile equal to that of the major players. He has refereed 393 First Grade Rugby League games, 21 State of Origins, 25 Test Matches and 10 Grand Finals. He has played an integral part in many of the most spectacular matches in Rugby League history.

Bill Harrigan has seen the games best players up close - often in his face.

Prior to this, Bill Harrigan was dealing with hardened criminals and life threatening situations as an elite police officer with the NSW tactical response group and the special weapons and operations squad.

Upon retiring from his high profile refereeing role, Bill Harrigan spent twelve months in a ground breaking move with the Sydney City Roosters as their consultant.

In 2005 Bill Harrigan returned to the NRL as a referee's consultant and was appointed the CEO of Australian Oztag. Along with his media commitments, Bill Harrigan is very much now considered as one of the games best advisers.

A two time winner of Australia's prestigious ‘Official of the Year" Sports Award and more recently, a best selling author with his autobiography ‘HARRIGAN', Bill Harrigan is now regarded as one of Australia's leading motivational speakers. He living proof that if you set your goals and follow them with commitment and dedication, you can achieve great results in whatever you choose to do.

As a celebrity guest at your next sports event, Bill Harrigan will:

  • Meet and greet your guests
  • Share stories from his long and successful career
  • Give a briefing on how he sees the game unfolding before the kick-off
  • Provide a half-time debrief and what to expect in the second half
  • Give insights into his own style of calling the game.
  • Sit amongst your guests during the game, answering questions
  • Provide a full time wrap up
  • Stay after the game to sign autographs and have that keep sake photograph. 
  • Sit and enjoy the game unfold with the best referee ever. You will and have a thoroughly entertaining evening and walk away with a better and deeper understanding of the great game of Rugby League

Client testimonials

Bill Harrigan was an excellent speaker. He was very well received by our audience and his stories were enjoyed by everyone, not just the rugby league fans in the room.

Port Macquarie Golf Club