William Jefferson


Known for his impressive height, William Jefferson is an ex-professional cricketer who represented Essex, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire throughout a career that spanned over 12 years.

The 6ft 10 opening batsman made his debut in first-class cricket for Essex in 2002, scoring 815 runs during that time. Now retired from the sport due to persistent injuries, Jefferson has turned his attentions to becoming a respected and renowned cricket speaker and after dinner speaker across the nation.

Rising to prominence in 2004, Jefferson hit his finest form scoring 1555 first-class runs, averaging 55.53 and hitting 6 centuries during that time. Moving onto pastures new in 2006, Jefferson joined Nottingham and was a key member until he left for Leicestershire in 2009.

Throughout multiple injuries in his career, Will Jefferson has continued to dedicate everything to the sport which he loves and was rewarded in 2007 by an England A call up for the tour of Bangladesh. The pinnacle of his international career, as a cricket speaker, William talks of the drive and determination needed to achieve such a high level of peak performance.

Most recently, Will has founded the company Performance Catalyst in 2019. The company draws on Will’s experience as a top-level athlete and uses the drive he had for cricket to help other individuals, groups, and companies hone their talents. He believes that he can assist others in achieving their goals by helping them to unlock their confidence and turn talent into performance results. This new venture has is a topic he discusses during his motivational speeches.

Life after Cricket has found Will Jefferson focusing his efforts on delivering intriguing and engaging talks as a sports speaker; over recent times Jefferson has been a hit within after dinner speaker circuit, finding that his experiences and expertise have attracted the attention of event organisers throughout the country. A rising star within the world of after dinner speaking, William Jefferson is a respected cricket speaker who adds a different dimension to the events that he attends.

To book William for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Cricket & Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork & Leadership
  • Drive & Determination
  • Overcoming Adversity