Eddie the Eagle’s unique perspective on self-belief and following your dreams

15th May, 2016
Champion ski jumper Eddie The Eagle Edwards is to deliver the keynote address at the SFA conference on May 25

There are few who can truly claim to have defied the odds like Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, whose immutable self-belief has seen him become a symbol of resilience.

Born Michael Edwards in December 1963, the former plasterer from Cheltenham became the first competitor to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski-jumping when he qualified to compete at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.

The British ski-jumping record holder for a period, he became the world...

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