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Kerry O'Keeffe "The Skull"

Kerry O'Keeffe's wit, wisdom, penchant for sport and larger than life personality have seen the former Test cricketer enjoy a successful media career. His wicked, quick humour and knowledge and interest in all things.

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Testimonials for Kerry O'Keeffe "The Skull"

“Excellent. Kerry spoke and interacted with the audience [partners and clients of an international accounting firm] very well.”

BDO Accountants

 

“Excellent. Kerry was extremely entertaining - all of our expectations were met - everyone had a great laugh and I'm sure that our members will talk about the night for years to come.”

Maroochydore Cricket Club

 

"We could have listened to Kerry for another hour."

Cement Australia


"Kerry spoke easily with anyone before and after his talk. His self-deprecating style is highly appealing and disarming, and he did not say how good he was. We can all associate with someone who confesses to having had the same disappointments and failures as us in cricket."

Cement Australia

 

"Kerry's after dinner talk was very entertaining.  He managed to engage our small audience and keep them interested in his stories.

CFC Group

 

“Excellent, Kerry hit the mark perfectly!  He had to wait until the end of the evening in a very full program and he handled the situation, crowd and the function to perfection.We chose Kerry in the belief that he would appeal to the demographic attending.  Our choice was impeccable!

As you can probably tell, we are REALLY HAPPY with our choice of guest speaker.”

Old Brighton Grammarians' Society Inc

 

“what a perfect combination as MC and Co-Host of our 2009 Northern Territory Sports Awards.   The audience were bedazzled! Thank you, thank you thank you….”.

Northern Territory Major Events Company 

 

Kerry O'Keeffe "The Skull" Travels from NSW
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Kerry O'Keeffe "The Skull"'s Biography

Kerry O'Keeffe's wit, wisdom, penchant for sport and larger than life personality have seen the former Test cricketer enjoy a successful media career.

 

His wicked, quick humour and knowledge and interest in all things sport, has even won him a gig as a regular guest on ABC TV's "The Fat".

 

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.

 

As a speaker Kerry O'Keeffe enjoys an excellent range from comedy - with a kit bag of hilarious sporting yarns - through to his passionate and inspiring addresses on motivation - being the best you can be.

Speaking Topics Include

According to Skull
Sporting Yarns