David Clarke

International Blind Footballer

David Clarke is an International Blind Footballer having represented Great Britain and England's blind football team at 8 European Championships, 5 World Championships and 3 Paralympics culminating in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Well respected throughout the world as a star striker, he is a great role model for the sport.

"David isn't blind, he just sees things differently"

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  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Seeing Things Differently


He presents in English.

How he presents

David is an inspirational speaker who will leave your people eager to get on with life! David possesses an inner spirit and determination which inspires those around him to make the most of every opportunity and drives himself on to achieve remarkable outcomes.

In Detail

Being born with glaucoma and losing all vision at an early age did not deter David Clarke OBE from living an extraordinary life or developing a trailblazing career in the sport, business and charity sectors. A record goal scoring international blind footballer, inducted into the English football Hall of Fame in 2013, having represented Great Britain and England in 8 European Championships, 5 World Championships and 3 Paralympics including London 2012 where he was also a stadium torch bearer. David was Chief Operating Officer at the RNIB until March 2023 when he took on the role of CEO at Paralympics GB.


David brings the concept of "a positive mental attitude" to life. He is able to reach people in ways impossible to achieve in the workplace. David is somebody who will bring financial and cultural benefits to your organisation by leaving a lasting impression on your people to draw out the positive in times of adversity and to build on known strengths within themselves and each other.


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We couldn’t have asked for a nicer or better speaker than David Clarke. He has a perfect style and he delivered exactly as asked.

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