Pre-Rotary conference Eddie the Eagle

Our Star attraction not to be missed.
Michael ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards – a man who dared to be different. Our conference dares to be somewhat different this year, and we couldn’t think of anyone better who epitomises the qualities of having a clear vision, determination, commitment and showing others what can be achieved in the face of adversity – all of these chiming with the very essence of Rotary. The classic British underdog who jumped in – quite literally – and wowed the crowds at the 1988 Winter Olympics as Britain’s first and only ski jumper, Eddie subsequently became world number nine at amateur speed skiing, recorded some Finnish pop songs, became a radio and TV presenter, took a degree in law, won celebrity diving show ‘Splash’, and has continued with his plastering trade! In 2016 a film of his life-story was released, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman. (See the official trailer below).
If that doesn’t tell you that Eddie has a tale to tell, nothing will – a speaker not to be missed! You’ll have the opportunity to ask him questions.