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Leon Wiegard OAM

What Leon has achieved in a multi faceted career is quiet extraordinary, to aspire and achieve representation of your country as an Olympian, to become successful businessman, to be a pioneer in sports radio broadcasting in Australia, is without doubt quite and outstanding achievement in anyone's life, Leon's story is compelling and motivational.

Business

Partner in an engineering supply and manufacturing business for almost 20 years before selling two a UK listed, international company and staying on as MD for 3 years.

Leon founded SportGard Pty Ltd, a consultancy/event management company in the mid 80s and still operates this organisation today.

 

Not-For-Profit Clubs

Leon has been president of the non-for-profit clubs peak body in Victoria for almost 25 years and is a board member of clubs Australia, the national peak body.

 

Media

Leon was an early pioneer of sports radio in Australia, posting the very successful “Good Sports” program and other sporting segments on 3UZ and 3AK for over 20 years.

 

Sporting Background

Olympian

Leon was a member of the Olympic water polo team in 1964, Tokyo, Vice captain in Munich, 1972., he also coached the Victorian men’s and women’s team and is inducted in the Australian Water Polo “Hall of Fame”

Leon has been president of the Olympians club of Australia since its formation in 1999, and president of the Olympians club of Victoria since 1996 and is currently an executive member of the Victorian Olympic Council.

Australian Rules Football

Leon played Australian Rules football for the Fitzroy Football Club is it under 19 player and Senior Reserves, as well as playing two years with the VFA competition, with the Port Melbourne Football Club.

Leon was a committee member to the Fitzroy football club for 25 years and President for seven years with the same club, he was also an AFL/VFL director for 15 years from 1977.

Public Speaking

Leon has been Keynote/After Dinner Speaker or MC/Presenter at many hundreds of events all over the world including, New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany and China, as well as all states and territories in Australia.

He specializes in adding just the right amount of content, when required, to his natural lighthearted style.

A truly outstanding and professional personality that will absolutely entertain, inform and humour any audience.

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