Damien is a refreshing and entertaining speaker, drawing on his years playing Test Cricket for Australia and working in a strong team environment. During his presentations, he weaves humorous anecdotes together with strong motivational messages which easily translate into business and personal situations.
Damien’s presentations draw on his cricket career experiences from the great highs of playing in a hugely successful team who rose to be the dominant team in the world with great preparation, planning and teamwork, to his own self-coaching from battling to overcomes injuries to be the best player he could, performing under the pressure’s of international cricket.
He is also an entertaining after dinner speaker with his genuine and personable style making him a hit with both male and female audiences alike.
Today, Damien is a well-known media commentator, hosting cricket programs on Fox Sports, SEN and commentary stints on ABC radio’s Cricket and Football Programs. He also writes a regular column for the Inside Edge magazine and is a current leadership & skills consultant for the Australian Cricket Academy.
Test: The only Australia to take a hat-tick in a test debut in 1994-95 against Pakistan, Damien Fleming went on to play 20 Test Matches for Australia.
World Cup: A right armer renowned for his steadiness and reliability at the bowling crease Damien was also a key member of Australia's one-day international team, playing 88 matches (including the 1999 World Cup victory) with 134 wickets at an average of 25.38. He will also be remembered for his composed bowling in the final overs of World Cup semi finals in 1996 and 1999 against the West Indies and Pakistan respectively.
Retirement: In 2003, injuries finally took their toll and he retired to take up a coaching role at the Adelaide cricket academy (now the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane).