Lee Carseldine’s life has been non-stop since retiring from professional cricket. Bucking the trend of most athletes when they retire, Lee has engaged life with vigour and has taken part in a number of challenges that have taken him well out of his comfort zone…from completing a double Masters degree, founding Australia’s top drone training and services company Droneit Group, starting his own media business Norgay Media, trekking the Kokoda Track, competing in the reality TV series Survivor (Australia) twice, starting a coffee company Father & Son, Lee engages each passion with infectious enthusiasm and extreme focus. Please read on to keep updated with Lee’s current ventures.
A little about Lee
Lee's Cricket Career
Always a precocious talent, Carseldine’s years of agonising back stress fractures and degenerative disc problems forced him into premature retirement. A spinal fusion and complications resulting from a life threatening infection did not stop Lee from learning to walk again and from make a remarkable comeback, a feat that was even recognised by News Corp in the top 20 courageous athletes of 2008. Lee played 132 matches for Queensland and travelled extensively whilst playing professionally in India, England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa and Bangladesh.
After completing a double Masters Degree (MBA and Masters of Applied Finance), Lee has started up a number of business activities across multiple industries. In 2014 Lee launched Droneit Group, a company that emanates his passion of creating amazing content for his clients as well as creating opportunities for new operators in the industry through training, ecommerce and consulting services.
Lee also works for Channel 7 as a TV presenter for lifestyle TV show Weekender and Creek to Coast as well as assisting professional past players in their transition out of the game through working with the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) and the non-profit Bulls Master’s Program.
Through Lee’s media work, he has set up his own media company Norgay Media which developing and creating content for SME businesses utilising talented videographers and photographers for specific projects.
With his trademark honesty, humour and a fresh approach on life, Lee enjoys taking on many different communication roles, as it comes second nature to him after being heavily featured in the media throughout his cricket years. Lee has experience with sports commentating, breakfast radio and guest speaking; he has been able to tell his incredible stories of defeat and triumph that has made him the man he is today. Lee works with Channel 7’s lifestyle program Weekender, Creek to Coast , Brisbane Heat as a MC and Game Day Host and Nickelodeon Kids cricket program Crash the Bash. His experiences and achievements in various industries sees Lee talk extensively in topics of resilience, networking, goal setting and the power of vulnerability.
Lee's Health & Fitness
Since sustaining major injuries throughout his career Lee has always maintained a strong focus on his fitness, which has seen him complete a number of personal achievements including marathons, triathlons and the Kokoda Track post retirement. Lee also pushed his body and mind twice (S1, All Stars) in one of the toughest reality TV shows in Australia, Survivor (Australia). From this experience he mentors a number of clients with regards to their health and fitness, helping them achieve a balanced life personally, professionally and mentally. Lee was humbled to be on the front cover of Mens Health magazine and is also fully committed to passing these values on to his children, Jake and Sam, by including them in many of his day to day physical activities.
Created by Australian Survivor All-Stars, Lee Carseldine and winner David Genat after Lee lost his mother to a stroke on the show in 2019. The Towel Challenge was launched in March 2020 in the middle of COVID and still raised $70K and reached more than 4.2 million Australians in awareness last year for the Stroke Foundation. In 2021 the calendar was produced again and involved celebrities such as Sophie Monk , Hugh Sheridan and Olympians Danielle Scott and Emily Seebohm
For their effort, Lee and David was awarded Stroke Foundation’s Fundraiser of the Year Award in 2021.
In 2022, Lee embarked on one of his biggest challenges of his life raising awareness and funds again for the Stroke Foundation. Lee powered across 140kms of sand – from the top to bottom of Fraser Island – in just over 24 hours, carrying a 19kg backpack (for a very special reason) to help raise awareness about stroke.
Lee also guest speaks for the Stroke Foundation at many functions raising awareness for the illness and stroke survivors.
Lee has worked with a number of highly reputable companies both as an ambassador and partnership role. Lee offers a range of highly valuable skills that create amazing content. Help build your brand by collaborating with Lee today.
Connect with Lee
Connect with Lee and he will add amazing value to your company’s needs. Lee has amazing experience in a number of interesting fields which brings a fresh and vibrant approach to his ability to connect with the intended audience. Lee is available for brand ambassador roles, endorsements, appearances, sponsorships, fundraising events and speaking & media opportunities. For enquiries to work with Lee contact his management team at Agency X via email firstname.lastname@example.org.