Kerry O’Keeffe

Wit & wisdom according to The Skull

Kerry O’Keeffe’s wit, wisdom, larger than life personality and penchant for sport have made him one of Australia’s favourite sporting personalities.

As a speaker, Kerry is entertaining and motivational. From tales of hilarious sporting yarns, through to passionate addresses on being the best you can be, his unique blend of humour and inspiration delights audiences and delivers a strong message.

A regular on the former ABC TV program The Fat, Kerry’s humour, knowledge and interest in all things sport made him a favourite with audiences and fellow panelists.

As a cricketer, Kerry played 24 Test matches, 146 First Class Matches and 80 Matches for NSW. His professional career spanned from 1968 to 1981 and included tours to England, New Zealand and the West Indies.

Kerry O’Keeffe’s interest in sport has never waned. He is renowned for his hilarious commentating on ABC Grandstand 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. Kerry’s passion for cricket has been spelled out in his ABC publication, According to Skull, and two audio productions, Unplugged and Unstitched.

The inevitable highs and lows throughout his sporting and personal life have given Kerry O’Keefe a special understanding of being human. His failure to adapt to the setbacks and adversity of his initial cricket after-life forged a strong character with valuable insights into the impact of the sporting spotlight that he shares generously and eloquently with others. He has a firm belief in the value of honest communication and mentoring in the work place and on the sporting field.

Kerry 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.

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