Sporting heroes to give keynote address at BMF virtual conference

Left to right: Steve Backley OBE and Roger Black MBE will be the keynote speakers at the Virtual BMF AGM and Members Conference on 17 September
Left to right: Steve Backley OBE and Roger Black MBE will be the keynote speakers at the Virtual BMF AGM and Members Conference on 17 September

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has announced two sporting heroes, Olympic medallists Steve Backley OBE and Roger Black MBE, as keynote speakers at the Virtual BMF AGM and Members Conference on 17 September, 2020.

The sporting duo will also host one of the “training taster” sessions taking place on the day.

For over a decade, Steve Backley was one of Britain’s most consistent athletes and established himself as one of the all-time greats of his sport, with seven gold championship medals, three world records, two Olympic silver medals and one bronze. He is the only British track and field competitor to win medals at three different Olympic games in Barcelona, Atlanta, and Sydney. When he finally hung up his javelin at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, he was still one of the world’s best, placing fourth in the final.

As an individual 400 metre runner and as a member of the 4×400 metre relay team, Roger Black represented Great Britain for 14 years. He successfully overcame several serious injuries during his career, winning 15 major championship medals including European, Commonwealth and World gold medals and Olympic silver.

Steve and Roger are not only accomplished and entertaining motivational speakers, they have also teamed up to develop “Mind-Setting”, a new online coaching programme to help individuals optimise their performance. Delegates can find out more at a 30-minute training taster session, which will follow their keynote address.

To find our more and to book your place at the Virtual BMF AGM and Members Conference on 17 September, email June Upton at: June.Upton@bmf.org.uk.