Sir Geoff Hurst
Sir Geoff is a sporting legend who was the first player to score a hat trick in a World Cup final. Sir Geoff made his name with club side West Ham United, with whom he played 499 league and cup appearances, scoring 248 goals. He was Player of the year three times and won the F.A. Cup with West Ham in 1964 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1965.
However, it was playing in the national side that launched Sir Geoff as a world football icon – not only as being part of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966 but also scoring a hat trick in that final. Hence Kenneth Wolstenholme’s immortal words “They think it’s all over – it is now”. After leaving West Ham, Sir Geoff then played for Stoke City with 100 appearances & 30 goals and then West Bromwich Albion for one year. Then he was player/manager for Telford and also had a spell playing in America and Kuwait.
Sir Geoff crosses that divide and has established himself as a popular guest at key corporate and charitable events. Drawing on the similarities that exist between sport and business to motivate and inspire, Sir Geoff recognises his own skills in not only seeing opportunities but preparing for them and making the most of them! Highly entertaining and filled with a career’s worth of precious anecdotes, Sir Geoff’ captivates his audience and leaves many with an experience that will not be forgotten – not for the first time in his life. As a true sporting hero with a unique achievement, Sir Geoff consistently receives standing ovations from audiences and leaves them wanting more.
"Sir Geoff was arguably the most balanced guest we have ever had...His ability to converse on topics at the highest level. A truly outstanding individual."
Nigel Jackson, Head of RBS Retail banking