Former soldier and now popular Olympic speaker Martin Colclough OBE worked with the Help for Heroes charity four years after its formation. His role there was to work on the charity’s Adaptive Sports and Adventurous Training programme and to help veterans recover through the rehabilitative nature of sports. Having spent the majority of his life giving back to the world, Colclough is a motivational figure with truly incredible morals.
Also known as the Battle Back programme, this scheme was developed with the Ministry of Defence and in just one year it helped nearly 2,000 veterans and injured or wounded service personnel to engage in adaptive sports. Through sport, the former soldiers have been able to rebuild their confidence and find their independence once more. As a speaker, Colclough discusses a number of sports and business related topics such as overcoming adversity, as well as diversity and inclusion
Olympic speaker, Martin Colclough knows what difficulties soldiers can experience, having spent 34 years in the army, which he joined when he was just 16. He began in the Parachute Regiment and moved on to the Royal Army Physical Training Corps. An inspiring British figure, Martin Colclough OBE was awarded a well-deserved OBE and received the recognition he deserved for the outstanding work he has produced throughout his career.
A champion of rehabilitation and Paralympic sport, Colclough has also been the Senior Paralympic Performance Manager at UK Athletics between 2006 and 2007, then went on to play a significant role in the Paralympics GB team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Having a passion for sports has allowed Colclough to make a change to many people’s lives and with his powerful speeches, he is sure to inspire and motivate audiences across the world.
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When speaking at events, Colclough is known to discuss topics such as:
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Overcoming Adversity
- Maximising Success
- Effective Management