Zac Purchase MBE

Having been involved in sport for many years, Zac has seen the positive impact it can have on people’s lives. He enjoys sharing his challenging experiences to the benefit of others, and continues his involvement with charities such as Street Games, Sports Aid and the Midlands Air Ambulance.



Zac helped in making an impact to young people’s lives and raising aspirations whilst working on the Sporting Champions programme, and is now looking to inspire your audience by sharing his secret of what it takes to be the best you can!

During an international rowing career spanning over ten years Zac has won gold and silver medals at Olympic Games, as well as three World Championship titles. Along the way he has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the most accomplished sporting professionals in the world, encompassing fields such as physiology, sports psychology and strength & conditioning.

Since retiring from international rowing, after the London 2012 Olympics, Zac has enjoyed sharing the knowledge he has gained over the years with a variety of audiences. He now provides enthusiastic and entertaining after dinner speeches, motivational team building days and Olympic themed experiences.

In addition, Zac has qualified as a Personal Trainer, enabling him to continue to share his love of a happy and healthy lifestyle with a wider audience. Zac believes exercise should be enjoyable and that it should fit as seamlessly as possible into peoples’ often busy and hectic schedules.

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Zac was a great role model for the young people of Bedfordshire with his inspiring story during the opening ceremony and through the time he spent talking to the young people during the day answering all their questions.

Gill Morrow, Beds and Luton School Games

It was a fantastic experience to have an Olympic athlete like Zac come to the Kent School Games. Zac has an amazing personality that the young people really respond well to. He was easily approachable and always had a smile on his face. Zac had time for anyone that wanted to chat or have a photo with him and this could be seen by the amount of young people that interacted with him wanting selfies or just to have a chat. The young people were really inspired by the visit and would recommended Zac to anyone looking for a sporting champion as he surpassed our expectations.

Alexander Wharfe, Kent School Games


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