Former Australian cricketer & successful businessman
Steve Rixon is a former Australian and New South Wales cricketer. He is also a highly successful businessman and an engaging speaker who draws on his extensive experiences on the field and in the office to motivate and challenge his audiences.
Steve Rixon came into the Australian cricket team as wicket-keeper in 1977-78 when Rodney Marsh joined World Series Cricket and played with the team until Marsh’s return. In 1984-85 Steve returned to the Australian side when Marsh retired and Wayne Phillips was injured. Between 1977 and 1985, he played in 13 Tests and 6 One Day Internationals.
In 1985-86 he joined the rebel tour of South Africa, but on his return was unable to rejoin the national team.
With outstanding leadership and playing skills, upon Steve’s retirement, he was quickly taken on as a coach. His coaching career has included being the coach of the New Zealand cricket team, New South Wales, the English County cricket Surrey Club, and The Scots College, Sydney.
As coach of the New Zealand cricket team, Steve steered a new direction, creating a winning professional attitude that took the players to new heights. In Australia, he has been recognized as Australian Domestic cricket’s most successful coach and considered a promising proposition as head coach of the Australian cricket team.
As well as leading a successful life in the world of cricket, Steve has played Australian Rules at elite level and has established Steve Rixon Enterprises, a highly successful marketing business for sports goods and equipment.
For over 30 years, Steve has used his experience as an outstanding cricket player, coach and business man to lead and inspire elite athletes and business people. With an indepth knowledge of human behaviors, his hands on experience in management roles and his uncanny ability to engage audiences of all ages and from all walks of life, he infuses enthusiasm and confidence to fulfill life’s professional and personal challenges.
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Steve is in high demand as a speaker to the corporate sector, charity and sporting organizations. He offers audiences sound practical advice for achieving goals, complimented by inspirational stories and anecdotes from his extensive international cricketing experiences.