One of the most significant women cricketers of all time and a true legend of England Cricket, Charlotte Edwards CBE enjoyed a highly successful 20 year international career. Captaining the side for 10 years, Edwards has been recognised as one of the greatest cricketers of all time and now enjoys a career in punditry, most often for Sky Sports.
Her international career started with a record breaking achievement when making her debut in 1996, Edwards became the youngest English player ever at just 16 years old and her legacy was born. Edwards’ career started in sparkling fashion as she piled on the runs in nearly every innings, she scored an outrageous 12 centuries in 1997, including a memorable one just one day prior to her 18th birthday.
Edwards won the ICC Woman’s Player of the Year award in 2008, arguably the most prestigious individual award in women’s cricket. As well as winning the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2014, Charlotte was also awarded the ECB Cricketer of the Year in both the 2013-14 season and the 2014-15 season. A truly magnificent individual was transformed into a legendary captain. Edwards captained the English side to World Cup victory in 2009, before leading them to the World T20 Championship success in her home country. Edwards also led the nation to Ashes victory and will forever go down as one of, if not the greatest English women’s cricket captains of all time.
Edwards ended her international career 4 test centuries and 9 ODI centuries, she scored 1,676 runs in 23 matches in test matches. Edwards scored 5,992 runs from 191 matches in ODI cricket and a further 2,606 from 95 matches in T20 cricket. During this time she won a number of awards, broke countless records and captained England to a number of prestigious trophies and series wins. The future of women’s cricket within England is rapidly rising and Charlotte Edwards CBE has had a huge impact on this, being a hero for many young women, the popularity of the game is rising rapidly.
Edwards has built a legacy within the women’s game and now spends a lot of her time as a pundit and commentator for Sky Sports, with fantastic presenting skills and a wealth of knowledge on the sport, Edwards is the perfect cricket speaker. An expert in dealing with pressure, the importance of leadership and maximising success, Edwards can use her presenting skills to provide the most compelling and gripping speeches.
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- Achieving Goals
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“I would just like to say what a fantastic success our cricket day was, although the weather was not kind to us, Charlotte and Lydia were absolutely amazing and it was such an honour to have them there for the day, they created such excitement for everyone present.”
Karen Gibb – J.A.A.R
“I want to extend a personal thank you for joining us at Lloyd’s for our International Women’s Day event last week. It was fantastic to hear your story and perspective as we discussed life’s challenges and choices, and most importantly how to respond to them. We were joined by more than 200 women (and a few men) in the room and more than 400 people tuned in to our live broadcast stream. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – so many were truly inspired by listening to what you have achieved. Getting that life balance right was the advice that resonated with me so much. Thank you again for being part of our push for inclusive progress in the insurance sector and more broadly across society. Your contribution was hugely valued and it was a real pleasure to meet you.”
Inga K Beale – CEO, Lloyds
“Everything went really well some great feedback and Charlotte’s speech was well received by the audience. Very inspirational particularly for the women in the audience working in the male dominated bread industry!”
Amy – FOB
“Yesterday was great and Charlotte could not have been better … she’s a truly inspirational speaker and we really appreciated her fully embracing our brief too. Could you please pass on our thanks to her …. with knobs on!”
Ken – Communications Manager, Queens College
‘From the moment we had identified the speaker who matched our needs, Champions Speakers were simply outstanding. Their regular communication, prompt replies to questions we had and reassurance that our requirements were being fulfilled left me feeling that we were in expert hands. Given this was the first time we had used an agency to source a speaker, I felt completely understood and was not disappointed. We will certainly be recommending their services to other schools and be using them ourselves in the future.’
Jamie – Headteacher at Berkhamsted Prep School
“Charlotte was amazing. She was very down to earth and easy to approach. We were particularly delighted when she kicked her shoes off and got in the cricket nets with the pupils to bat a few balls. Fabulous.”
Victoria – Oswestry School