Justin Langer

Coach of the Australian Cricket Team & Compelling Motivational Speaker

Justin Langer is the coach of the Australian Cricket Team and a former test cricket player. Prior to his retirement from playing in 2007, he was one of Australia's great top-order batsmen. Originally playing at number three, he moved to opener in 2001 and played 105 test matches, scoring 7,696 runs including 23 test centuries. In 2009, he surpassed Sir Donald Bradman as the most prolific batsman in Australian cricket with a total of 28,068 first class runs.

A compelling speaker, Justin's presentations, including The Power of Passion and Seeing the Sunrise, bridge the business world and the world of competitive sport with ease, paralleling the highs and lows, the fears that must be overcome, and the largely unseen preparation and teamwork required for success. He has addressed conferences, seminars, corporate and government events in most Australian states, as well as in Bangkok, London and South Africa.

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Few have worn the baggy green cap with greater pride than Justin Langer. Having made his debut for Western Australia in 1990, he made his Australian debut in the 1992/03 season at Adelaide Oval - Australia vs West Indies. Justin toured England, West Indies, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sharjah, and New Zealand with the Australian test team and was a member of the squad named as the 2002 Laureus World Team of the Year in Monte Carlo.

For most of his test cricket career Justin played with legends of Australian cricket that included Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh, Shane Warne, Glen McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Taylor and Allan Border, just to name a few.

He and Matthew Hayden formed a hugely successful opening partnership, which ranked as the best in Australian history and featured six double century stands. Often describing their on-field partnership as a "team within a team", it was fitting that when Justin played his last game for Australia in the final match of the 2006/07 Ashes Series, he and Matthew were at the crease to score the winning runs, which returned the Ashes to Australia. Justin was an integral member of what was described at the time as one of Australia's "greatest ever" test teams - the side's 5-0 victory over England that year had only ever been achieved once by an Australian team in the previous 80 years.

Justin captained Western Australia from 2003 to early 2007, and when he retired from test cricket, continued to play for the State, eventually retiring in March 2008. Additionally, he played English County Cricket as captain of Somerset during the 2007, 2008 and 2009 summer seasons.

Justin's highest ever score in test cricket was 250 at the MCG in a Boxing Day test against England, one of three double centuries he scored during his test career. His individual tally of 23 test hundreds saw him overtake former cricketing icons Ian Chappell, Neil Harvey and Doug Walters. In 2004, Justin was the highest run-maker in world cricket with a total of 1,481 runs.

In July 2009 whilst playing county cricket in the UK he surpassed Sir Donald Bradman as the most prolific batsman in Australian cricket with a total of 28,068 first class runs.

Life post-playing has been equally impressive. In November 2009, Justin Langer was appointed Batting-Mentoring coach of the Australian test cricket team and in May 2011, he was appointed Assistant Coach. In November 2012, Justin achieved a long-held dream when he was appointed Coach of Western Australia (Western Warriors and Perth Scorchers). Then, in 2018, he was offered the highest position in Australian cricket - as Coach of the Australian cricket team.

Justin is patron of The Make a Difference Foundation, Solaris Care, Jason McLean Foundation, Children's Leukemia & Cancer Research in Western Australia, and an ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Association, Peel Health Campus and the Jack Dunn Foundation. He was named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to Australian cricket and the community as patron of a large group of charities in the 2008 Queens' Birthday Honours List.

Justin Langer talks about:

Justin is a presenter with broad appeal who speaks with sincerity, strength of purpose, and humour on the following topics:

• The power and the passion
• Fighting back from adversity
• Keys to success
• Leadership
• Luck - opportunity - preparation
• Success and the Australian Cricket Team
• Teamwork
• Mentoring
• Goal setting
• Getting the edge
• Discipline and courage.
• Constant improvement
• Synergy - mind over matter.

Client testimonials

Justin’s ability to relate to the audience was first class. The relevance of his anecdotes to business and personal life was great. Very impressive speaker. We were particularly pleased that he spent so much time mixing with our guests, signing autographs, and in general became such an integral part of our event.

Health Industry Plan Sydney.

It was a slightly risky thing for us to book someone like Justin for our members as our luncheons are usually industry specific and technical. I am glad we went with Justin as he made our function such a resounding success. Excellent speaker who is both entertaining and inspiring.

Association of Super Funds of Australia

Justin was perfect for our small gathering of very important clients. Each was able to speak directly to him and he gave them all his undivided attention. His presentation was also excellent, and we have had great feedback from our clients.

Grange Securities

Justin was extremely well received by our students and staff alike. Nothing was too much trouble. He signed autographs, posed for pictures and did not turn down one request. He took questions at the end of his presentation. I have been to many presentations by celebrities and this was the best I have seen. Justin had the audience, over 800 people, in the palm of his hand.

Canning Vale College