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Richard Champion Travels from Brisbane, QLD

Richard Champion


  • A F L
  • Achievements
  • Master Of Ceremonies
  • Media
  • Motivational
  • Sport
  • Team Building
  • Team Sport

Richard Champion or ‘Champs’ as he is better known, had an AFL football career spanning 14 years, including 10 years with the Brisbane Bears/Brisbane Lions before his retirement at the end of the 2000 season.

Champs has a multi-talented personality, was always prominent in the club's off-field activities, and in 1998 won $30,000 in an AFL Talent Show on Network Seven for an impressive impersonation of Jimmy Barnes.

That singing talent was also put to good use when Champs competed in the popular Channel Seven program “It Takes Two”.

You can also hear Champs on Triple M calling all the action at the Lions and Suns AFL games and was a Channel Seven personality for over 14 years where he appeared on a variety of shows including The Great South East and presenting Lotto.

He also now looks after his own business interests and is always looking for that next exciting adventure.

One new adventure didn’t take long to present itself as he has just become the new front man for The Filthy Animals…a cover band jam packed with Rock n Roll royalty from 70’s and 80’s iconic bands including Dragon, Choirboys, John Butler Trio, Mondo Rock, Eurogliders and James Reyne.

Champs enjoys meeting new people and interacting with his audiences as a professional MC and keynote speaker with entertaining stories and a few surprises!


Richard is an electric and entertaining speaker. His adaptability and professionalism means he is our go-to person for MC roles and guest speaker. His background in football and television presenting means that he has plenty of stories and always presents in a fresh and exciting way. Richard is always prepared for the job and exceeds expectations – we highly recommend him!


Endeavour Foundation has hired Richard or ‘Champs’ for multiple charity events. Champs is charismatic, engaging and a pleasure to work with.

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Richard first came into contact with the Jetts Network in 2013 as the Master of Ceremonies for our National Conference in Fiji. Based on the success of our 2013 Conference we reengaged Richard the following year for our National Conference on Hamilton Island. On both occasions we were delighted with Richard’s effort, in particular the way in which he engaged with our 300+ strong audience. Richard was always well prepared and he was confident and humorous with his delivery. Of particular note was the way in which Richard became part of the Jetts family over the course of the Conference as he took an interest in our business and our people. Richard took on board what we were trying to achieve with our Conference and worked as an integral part of our team as he linked content and sessions and provided the flow and energy to inspire our audience.

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