Ollie Phillips | Sevens Rugby Legend
As a rugby speaker and player Ollie Phillips is known for his leadership and ability to inspire, his tenure as Captain is one of the most successful to have ever been enjoyed by an England Sevens Captain. With Phillips at the helm the England team have participated in numerous World Sevens Series and Sevens World Cups and boast three Series victories and six Series finals.
John Smit | CEO Sharks Rugby, Ex-Springbok Captain, IRB Hall-of-fame
John Smit was one of Rugby’s most successful players of all time. He was the captain of the South African Rugby team (with an astonishing 111 caps), leading the Springboks to World Cup glory in 2007 and was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame in 2011. He is currently the CEO of Sharks Rugby showing he is just as good of the field as he was on it.
Stephen Koch | Pioneering Snowboarder and Mountaineer
Stephen Koch is a professional speaker, climber, snowboarder and mountain guide. His list of alpine ascents and descents include some of the most notable firsts anywhere in the world, most of which have never been repeated. He is best known as the first and only person to snowboard on all Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent. Stephen is also the first to snowboard all the major Teton Peaks in Wyoming.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes | Adventurer and Endurance Athlete
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is without question the worlds greatest living explorer, having been the first person to visit both the North and South Poles by 'surface means' and the first to completely cross Antarctica on foot. He has endured hardships few people could stand, driven his body further than most could imagine and lived more than most could dream of. 'Sir Ran' is also a prolific and passionate writer.
Shannon Miller | Former Gymnast & Founder of Shannon Miller Lifestyle
Shannon Miller remains the Most Decorated Gymnast in American History. She is the only American to rank among the Top 10 All-Time gymnasts and is the only female athlete to be inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame – Twice! (Individual (2006) and Team (2008)) After retiring from Olympic competition, Shannon received her undergraduate degrees in marketing and entrepreneurship and her law degree from Boston College. She then moved from Olympic athlete to advocate for the health and wellness
Shane Warne | Former International Cricketer
Shane Warne is an Australian former international cricketer widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the 1994 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He was the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World 1997 (Notional Winner). He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2004 in 2005 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
Shannon Hudson | IKF Middleweight Kickboxing Champion Of The World
Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising, LLC is the current IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World. He won his title on October 1, 2011 with a 6th round TKO victory. He trains under legendary boxing trainer Xavier Biggs, brother of 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Tyrell Biggs.
Seth Hulley | Former World Tour professional surfer | Sports Marketing & Management guru
Seth Hulley was everything a surfer needs to be: blond, tanned, strong, athletic, fun, bad-assed, uber-confident and competitive. You name it, back then, Seth had it and he went on to travel the globe as a professional surfer on the world tour, winning the World Pro Junior at Bells Beach Australia in 1992, twice winning the Billabong Pro Jeffrey's Bay ('92 and '95) and winning the entire Billabong Pro World Qualifying series event in 1995.
Sean Wisedale | Adventurer
Sean Wisedale is a South African adventurer and filmmaker. In 2004, he became the first African to climb the highest mountain on each continent; he produced eight documentaries and wrote the book "Freeze Frame" about his adventures. Sean is also a motivational speaker, surfer and yachtsman.
Ryan “Hedgie” Sandes is a South African trail runner, who In 2010 he became the first competitor to have won all four of the 4 Desserts races, each a 7-day, 250-kilometer self-supported footrace. Being rated as one of the greatest endurance athletes of all time, his most recent victory came in the 2014 North Face TransGrancCanaria 125km trail run.
Rich Franklin | UFC Middleweight Champion
Rich Franklin is an American mixed martial artist and is a former 3x UFC Middleweight Champion. He is also the co- founder of American Fighter. Franklin began his UFC career with a perfect 3-0 start and is currently ranked as a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Jorge Gurge.
Lubabalo ‘Tera’ Mtembu | Rugby Player, Super Sport Commentator & Mentor.
Tera Mtembu is currently a rugby commentator on Super Sport, as well as pursuing his passion for rugby development within this community as he sometimes coaches in schools and also offers mentorship, whilst furthering his studies in Business management whilst he is recovering from his injury. However at only the age of 23, Tera was named the first black captain for the Sharks Curry Cup rugby team. He hails from the famous Dale college boy’s school
Patrick Lambie | Professional Rugby Player
Patrick Lambie is a professional rugby player, born and raised in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. He has recently returned from the Rugby World Cup in England, where South Africa reached the Semi-Finals. He has always excelled on the sports field, his professional career beginning at the Sharks Academy in 2009 and continues to play for them today, he was a asset to The Sharks in both of their Currie Cup victories. Lambie then went on to receive the SA Rugby Young Player of the Year in 2011
Monde Sitole | Adventurer, Alpinist, Poet & Youth Leader
Monde Sitole is 25-year-old Adventurer, Alpinist, Poet, Entrepreneur and Youth Leader. He was part of the first youngsters to attend school onboard a tall ship namely SV Concordia as part of the class afloat international school based in Nova Scotia Canada where they covered many sea miles attending classes/semesters literally afloat where they sailed from Cape Town, Namibia, ST Helena, Ascension Island, Fernando Island, Brazil, Trinidad, Tobago, Bermuda Island and London.
Mike Fola Dokunmu | CEO & Director of Sports Midfield Agency
Fola Dokunmu is based in South Africa and has over 24 years experience in the soccer industry first as a player, then in coaching, talent identification, sports management and branding for athletes, also in sports organizations and corporate looking to invest in sports and sponsorships.
Luvo Manyonga | Olympic Silver Medalist
Six years ago Luvo Manyonga was a crystal meth 'tic' addict. Now he is an Olympic silver medalist and his journey from the townships to 'flying to Rio 2016 glory' has been well documented across the web. I feel so blessed to have recently had the privilege of briefly interviewing this extraordinary athlete, and hugely inspiring human