Ian Rose

Judo World Champion

Olympic speaker and British Paralympian Ian Rose shot to fame in 1995 when he became Judo World Champion, since then Ian has gone on to take part in no less than five Paralympic tournaments and tour the globe as a motivational sports speaker.

Contracting eye cancer whilst still an infant Ian Rose grew up with limited vision and notable physical scarring following a number of operations and procedures which included removing his left eye entirely. Dogged by bullies throughout childhood Ian has explained at after dinner speaker events how taking up Judo not only helped him significantly improve his self-confidence but also helped to alleviate the stigmas and prejudices of his disability.

Now retired from competing professionally Ian Rose is a dedicated Olympic speaker, he has toured the UK working as a sports speaker to encourage young people, both able bodied and disabled, to take up Judo and other sports. As an after dinner speaker he discusses the ups and downs of his career whilst in his work with children and young people he strives to inspire them and motivate them into becoming sports men and women themselves.

The extremely personal nature of Ian’s work as an Olympic speaker make his speeches all the more moving and inspiring, his dedication to the sport, which he freely admits did not come naturally to him at first, shows not only his determination but personal passion and only serve to highlight his personal strength.

To book Ian Rose as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.