Des Walker

England Legend

Des Walker is an English football speaker and player best known for his on and off career at Nottingham Forest. Since retiring in 2004, Walker has developed a career as a sports speaker at after dinner speaker events across the UK.

Although he was born in North London Des Walker has settled in Nottingham, following his ten year career at the local club Nottingham Forest; the football speaker, who covered the centre-back position, spent eight years at Forest between 1984 and 1992 and returned to the club after a ten year break.

A passionate and dedicated sports speaker Des Walker continues to support Nottingham Forest, he is often cited as one of the most popular players to ever grace the team and his 59 England caps only further enhancing his popularity. This public popularity makes Des Walker one of the most frequently requested football speakers on the roster, his attendance often drawing large crowds and eliciting repeat bookings.

Des Walker is available for hire as a football speaker across the UK, however his affinity for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire make him an incredibly popular choice in this area. With hopes of further securing his ties to the area Desmond’s son, Tyler, is attending the Nottingham Forest Academy where he too is training to be a professional footballer.

To book football speaker, Des Walker, to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Des is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • The Premier League
  • Brian Clough’s Forest
  • 1990s Football
  • EFL Championship
  • Overcoming Adversity

Listen to an interview with Des, below: