Former player turned team manager Julian Dicks is a British football speaker whose professional playing career spanned three decades, retiring in 2002 Dicks now works as an after dinner speaker and club manager.
Beginning his career at Birmingham City in 1985 Julian Dicks is best known for spending ten years with West Ham United from 1988 – ‘93 and again from ’94 – 1999; Dicks transferred to Liverpool for the 93/94 season where he played in the Premier League for the first time. Dick’s career took place during one of UK football’s most impressive eras, his work as a football speaker frequently discussing the magic of that period.
Making almost two hundred appearances for West Ham during his playing career it came as no surprise when Dicks accepted the offer to manage the teams Ladies club in 2014. Already established as a dedicated sports speaker for the club Dicks had managed a number of other teams prior to joining West Ham Ladies.
Alongside his work as a football speaker Julian Dicks is known for his interest in golf, and even spent a short period playing the sport professionally. Although a knee injury sustained whilst playing football forced Dicks to retire from professional golf he continues to work as a sports speaker and appear at golf days and charitable events.
Dicks was known for his tough-guy persona and frequently came under criticism from footballing authorities for his behaviour on the pitch, in his work as an after dinner speaker Dicks has discussed the prevalence of violence in the footballing industry and even gave a tongue-in-cheek cameo appearance in the film Football Hooligan Factory.
To book Julian Dicks as the football speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.
When at corporate events, Julian is known to cover the following topics:
- West Ham United
- Sporting Success
- Football Hooliganism
- Birmingham City
- The Premier League
- Football Management