Dean Ashton was hailed as one of the best English prospects of his generation as he worked his way up through the junior ranks of football. Playing for Crewe Alexandra, Norwich and West Ham he seemed destined for stardom at full international level and made his England debut as a striker against Trinidad & Tobago on 1st June 2008.
Unfortunately, a persistent ankle problem took its toll and Dean was unable to add to his solitary cap. He played the last game of his career later that year aged 26. As one of a new breed of sports speakers, Dean describes his lengthy battles with injury in an intimate way we can all relate to.
Having been forced into retirement at such an early age Dean changed tack and now has a growing reputation as football speaker and event host. Dean offers a unique insight into the mentality of the modern footballer and as an after dinner speaker he has a compelling backstory.
With regular spots as a TV presenter on Sky Sports and BT Sport, Ashton draws on the experience that brought him 111 goals at the top level and is building a solid career as a football speaker. Dean’s currency as an after dinner speaker is also on the rise. Mixing humour and humility he’s never short of an anecdote to lift the lid on the beautiful game and is not shy about overturning those common misconceptions about modern players.
If you’re looking for an intelligent football speaker with a deep knowledge of 21st century football and with a keen appreciation of how to turn adversity into advantage, look no further than Dean.
To book Dean Ashton as a football speaker for your event, or as an after dinner through Champions Speakers, fill out our online form or call us on +44 1509 85 29 27.