Justin Langer is one of the most accomplished and resolute opening batsman in world cricket. There is much to learn from Justin’s approach to his cricket and to life. Justin has used his mental strengths to survive and succeed.
His story is well known and well celebrated. His presentation includes a bridge between the business world and the world of international competitive sport, paralleling the highs and lows, the fears overcome, and the largely unseen preparation and teamwork in each. Justin is an excellent speaker whose presentation is entertaining, informative and motivational.
Justin is patron of The Make a Difference Foundation, Solaris Care, Jason McLean Foundation, Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research in Western Australia, and an ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy Association, Peel Health Campus and the Jack Dunn Foundation. He was named as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to Australian cricket and the community as patron of a large group of charities in the 2008 Queens' Birthday Honours List.
Justin the Sportsman
Despite debuting for Australia against the might of the West Indies in Adelaide in the 1992/93 season, he managed just eight Tests during the next six years. But in a miraculous reinvention, he is now one of the world’s best-ever Test openers, with an average of 46 and 21 centuries to his name.
Justin made his debut in Western Australian cricket in 1990 and made his Australian debut in the 1992/93 season. Justin's success is the result of hard work and a strong determined will. Retiring at age 36 in 2007 and with many a net session behind him, the left-handed Justin credits his approach to the game as the key to performing at the highest level.
He is a karate nut who has a black belt in taekwondo and draws on an old karate method when batting. In October 2003, Justin achieved his long held ambition by being appointed captain of the Western Australian state team - the Western Warriors.
Justin is now the coach of WA Cricket.