Steve Frew

Scotland's First-Ever Gymnastics Commonwealth Games

Competing in his 4th Commonwealth Games in Manchester in July 2002, Steve Frew made history for Scotland when he won the men’s rings event. Steve Frew was Scotland’s first-ever Gymnastics Commonwealth Games gold medallist. This was the highlight of an international career which has spanned 23 years and has seen Steve represent Great Britain at two World Championships and compete for Scotland at five Commonwealth Games.

Steve’s journey to Commonwealth Gold met with many obstacles along the way. Steve was adopted as a young baby, and growing up in a small Scottish town proved challenging. Fitting in at school was not always easy for him as someone who was small for his age, but despite this, he found sport as a way to channel his excess energy. Steve focused positively on his creativity, mental strength  and determination, and by the age of 14 Steve was the only Scottish gymnast on the Great Britain Gymnastics team.

Steve competed in his first Commonwealth Games at 16 years old. His progression through the ranks was challenging; it took Steve 23 years, and many setbacks, to finally fulfil his childhood dream of taking home a Commonwealth gold medal. Steve has TV, radio, and keynote experience, and was a finalist on the 2017 ITV game showNinja Warrior’.

Steve inspires and energise schools, businesses and organisations on topics such as creating a growth mindset, developing mental strength and resilience, leadership, coping with challenges and improving teamwork.

To book Steve Frew 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 at corporate events, Steve is known to speak on the following topics:

  • The Olympic & Paralympic Games
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • The British Media
  • Resilience & Dedication
  • Training & Diet