Martine Wright

PARALYMPIAN AND 7/7 SURVIVOR, LOST BOTH LEGS IN THE CIRCLE LINE BOMBING DURING THE 2005 TERRORIST ATTACKS IN LONDON

With 40 GB caps in sitting volleyball, Martine Wright now is a well established motivational speakerwith a phenomenal story to share. From despair to determination to succeed Martine was the last rescued survivor of the 7/7 bombings sat only 3 feet away from the suicide bomber. Trapped for over an hour and consequently losing 80% of her blood supply as well as both legs above the knee, Martine shares her inspirational story of learning to walk again to exceeding in sit down volleyball.

Considering herself a lucky woman Martine has gone on to push all limits, living her life to the fullest. From skydiving to becoming a mother, wife and captain of the British Paralympic sitting volleyball team Martine has also impressively gained her pilot’s licence.

Since competing at the London 2012 Paralympics Martine has gone on to become a highly recognised television personality and has presented many high profile sporting events. From covering the Paralympics and Invictus Games for BBC and Channel 4 to roving reporter at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

For Martines exceptional efforts in sportand her positivity towards life saw her win the 2012 Helen Rollason award at Sports Personality of the Year. 2012 also saw her named Inspirational Women of the Year by Zest Magazine and the Vitalise Women of Achievement. June 2016 she was awarded an MBE and in 2018 her bookUnbroken saw her win Autobiography of the Year at the Sports Book Awards.

Martines moving story combined with her optimism towards life gives her the ability to connect with any audience and steal their attention right from the start through till the finish. With a wealth of experience having spoke in front of audiences greater than 10,000 at Wembley Arena and the 02, Martine can tailor her presentations to suit the needs of all clients. The perfect keynote and motivational speaker for corporate markets, public sector events, charitable and education conference and sports functions. Martines speeches surround the concepts of self-belief, overcoming adversity, having drive & determination and the Paralympics.

To book Martine Wright as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Martine is known to cover the following topics:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • The Paralympics
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • 2012 Paralympics
  • Self-Belief

“She made us feel that anything is possible, so long as you have determination” – HFMA

“It was a great pleasure to have met you and attended your short program on leadership. You were able to connect and engage with a large CIO/CFO group and presented like an insider talking our language. With credible evidence, you have successfully laid the seeds of positive engagement and collaboration into the mind of these leaders which I believe is critical for our success. Borrowing words from our CFO, your session was of high quality and with the right impact. Looking forward to working with you in future.”
Jojo ScariaMcDonald’s Middle East Development Company

‘Martine was absolutely incredible. Every single person in that room was completely moved and inspired by her’.
LiaGBK

Thank you so much for coming down to Southampton yesterday and for spending time with us. Your speech(es) were so incredibly motivating and captivating. The feedback from our staff has been overwhelmingly positive. Not just your story and how you tell it, but a number of people commented on how it was evident you had taken the time to understand our change and connect it to your Power of 7. Your grounded approach really also hit home with our people. We really don’t know how we are going to top your event! Thanks again for sharing your incredible story and insight.
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