Darren Campbell MBE


Darren Campbell MBE is a British Olympic athlete, sprinter and sports coach and renowned Olympic speaker and plays an integral part of the coaching team for Cardiff City F.C. Campbell came to fame in the mid to late 1990’s after a brief stint as a footballer he began competing as part of the Olympic 100 metres relay team and went on to win two world championships and won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games; such success provide Campbell with a plethora of inspirational content to discuss as an sports speaker.

His participation in the British Olympic relay team has helped to make them one of the most successful teams in British history and, with Campbell as part of the team, they won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. His role as an Olympic speaker provides him with ample opportunities to discuss the dynamics of working with such a successful team and how they dealt with the pressure of fame and the hopes of the British public.

As his career in the Olympics progressed Darren Campbell began taking part in more individual events, including the 200 m sprint at the 2000 Sydney Games, previous success in individual races also included the 1998 Olympic Games where he won a silver medal for team GB.

As an Olympic speaker Darren Campbell is engaging and passionate, he is heavily involved in the Youth Sport Trust and promotes sports for children and at schools; this genuine interest in sport and the positive promotion of sport make Campbell a fantastic choice for sports speaker; his experience as both an Olympic athlete and training coach leave him in an excellent position from which to inspire and advise sportsmen and women whilst his general success and determination make him an excellent after dinner speaker for events of any kind.

Alongside his success as an athlete and as an Olympic speaker Darren Campbell was awarded an MBE in 2005. He retired from actively taking part in sport the following year. Since retiring in 2006, Campbell has worked with BBC 5live as an athletics pundit and have now attended three olympic games. Since returning from Rio, Campbell has been his own show: Darren Campbell Get Inspired Show. Campbell has also been an ambassador for Sky for nine years, firstly Sky Sports Living For Sport as well as the current Sky Academy. Making the transition to presenting, Campbell has also seen success in the television industry.

Alongside his work on television, Campbell has also been the sprint coach at London Wasps for the past two years, but has worked at a number of Premier League football clubs including Chelsea. Additionally, Campbell was also part of the coaching team that helped Cardiff City gain promotion to the Premier League. A truly inspirational person that has had a thriving career, Campbell is comfortable as a keynote, motivational or after dinner speaking. Campbell has just recently hosted an event on behalf of Reebok & Adidas for JD Sports- a high street retailer.

To book Darren Campbell as the sports speaker for your corporate event, conference or function simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

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

  • Olympic Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Achieving Goals
  • Peak Performance

Get a taste for what Darren’s like at events, below:

See what people had to say about Darren, when he appeared at their corporate events:

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to Darren Campbell for doing the National Association of Head Teachers event yesterday –  he was so inspirational, superb and everyone put him down as a 1 on the evaluation form (which is the best)!” National Association of Head Teachers

“He told an inspiring personal story which touched everyone in the room. The room was completely quiet – a sign of a good speaker.” KAT Creative Limited

“Darren’s story is nothing short of inspirational. He delivered everything we required him to do following the conference call, and my sales team were left motivated and ready to face the new year.”  Mauriance Addison, Chairman, M2K Services

“Darren’s talk was fully motivational and inspirational in his talk. I only managed to hear the end of the sessions but feedback I have received so far is that it went really well. Thank you so much for your help in arranging everything with Darren” – Kelly, St Marches School