Jeff Winter


Former British referee, Jeff Winter was known for being one of the most controversial referees in England. Winter retired from Premiership football in 2004 and now has a successful career as an after dinner speaker where he works for the sporting and corporate event circuit.

Winter is the author to his biography, Who’s The B****** in the Black? This was an extremely popular biography giving outsiders insight into what actually goes on behind the closed doors of football. As a football speaker Winter covers a lot of what goes on in his biography including management and negotiations. Winter openly shares all the locker room gossip, which gives him an edge over other sports speakers and is always well received by his audiences.

Not only is Winter an expert football speaker but also has spent several years working for a local Teesside radio station, TFM and regularly shares his knowledge on several columns as a sports journalist for both local and national newspapers.

Winter has a huge amount of experience as a public speaker from charity events such as Help the Heroes to sportsman dinners and auctions. Winter’s beaming and charismatic personality is well received by any audience, resulting in him being awarded the prestigious MBN Soccer Speaker of the Year.

Winter is an excellent football speaker with a wealth of experience from his time on the pitch. As far as after dinner speakers go he’s one of the best on the circuit who effortlessly entertains his audiences with an array of amusing anecdotes. Due to his career as a controversial referee Winter regularly discusses the many situations and incidents he found himself caught in the middle of whilst on the pitch.

Winter always provides interesting and insightful talks where his strong personality and experience shine through which makes him an excellent choice for corporate events. Winter is a confident sports speaker for fundraising events and his personal involvement has led him beyond his professional career to refereeing charity football matches.

To book Jeff Winter as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Football Speaker
  • Maximising Success
  • English Football
  • Marginal Gains
  • Excellence
  • Leadership
  • Dealing with Adversity
  • Resilience
  • Premier League
  • International Football
  • European Football
  • Refereeing
  • Officiating