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A photo by Mark Oblow of David Clarke guiding David Beckham and coaching him on blind foot

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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 (having previously served as Vice Chair & Board Director). He also serves as an FA Council member, as well as being a husband, father, football coach & fan! 


David speaks with unique insight on a broad range of topics including; High Performance, Leadership, Football (from grassroots to elite level), Coaching & Personal Development, Attitude & Aptitude, Resilience, Disability & Accessibility, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), Inclusive Communication, Technology and Employment.

David is available for in-person & online engagements including guest speaking to large or small groups, hosting events, participating in & chairing panels, discussion groups or Q&A’s. Speaking content, format, audience interaction and timing can be tailored to requirements.


David connects emotionally and intellectually with an audience, leaving a lasting impression that broadens personal perspectives & enables people to make positive changes in their life.

“Absolutely fantastic, thank you so much”... “90 mins in the company of David Clarke will leave you eager to get on with life” (Audience Feedback)


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