Ten Goals is a small media and production company owned by Hamish McLachlan. It specialises in Broadcasting, Hosting, Sales Training, Scripting, Writing, and Multi Media Presentations. It is small, nimble, flexible and attentive. It thrives on creativity, fresh ideas and challenging the norm, and believes that the future belongs to those who plan for it.
Hamish McLachlan grew up on a sheep farm in South Australia. He is one of four sons who spent the majority of their youth playing and thinking about sport.
Hamish has always marvelled at how sport transcends all boundaries and delivers so much happiness and joy to so many, and making a life within it was always his goal.
He idolised Michael Aish, John Fitzgerald and Ayrton Senna. He thought he would win a Premiership, or hold the Wimbledon trophy aloft. He cried when Australia II won the Americas Cup, and the first Cup winner he remembers is Just a Dash.
Once the reality of not having the correct DNA to be a world champion at anything set in, Hamish settled on being involved in the worlds best sporting events through the broadcasting and management of them.
The journey started with 7 years at Elite Sports Properties, where he worked in the Events and Entertainment Division – getting a granular understanding of the athletes, codes, broadcasters and sponsors. Here he was asked to host live events, and this, coupled with calling live sport on the weekend at local amateur clubs he was a member of, gave him a taste of the future.
Knowing he needed to do some flying hours ‘off broadway’, Hamish spent 3 summers in Europe hosting and calling horse events in order to develop his skills behind the microphone.
Once back in Australia in 2008, he caught a break with Channel 7, and first appeared on television as host of “AFL Game Day” – a Sunday morning football program that still runs today.
Following a year on 7, radio station Triple M approached Hamish and since 2008, he has been enjoying mixing television and radio, calling and hosting football, tennis and horse racing.
“The difference between a good event, and one that you will remember long after it is gone, is often the host.”
Whether it be lunch with a former Prime Minister for forty, a 60 second half time chat with a five year old on national television, or a post Grand Final Concert for 20,000 being broadcast around the country, you need a host that understands the brief and can deliver.
Hamish has been used by the following brands to ensure the message that they want to have told is done so in a way that is clear, succinct and resonates.
“A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick – a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart.” ― Neil Gaiman
Some people call it Media Training. Others call it Sales Training. Some Presentation Skills.
Hamish has a simpler philosophy that is much less daunting. His view is that everyone loves to be told a good story, and that people are drawn to wonderful story tellers.
And with a little help, he believes everyone can become a great story teller.
If you are looking to have your best team members become great ‘story tellers’, maybe it is time to get in touch.
Ten Goals will help you write. Articulate. Bring the dreary to life.
“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” ― Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
Ten Goals has been inspired by many things, and many people. Here are a few that give you a feel for the characters, and things, we like and admire.
Testimonials, articles and pictures showcasing Hamish’s work.
Hamish has been lucky to be involved with some exceptional individuals, moments and teams.
AFL BROWNLOW 2016 - Hammer & Welshy - Peter Jackson
Olympic Hero - Voice Over
Novak Djokovic interview - Aust Open 2012
Andy Murray interview - Aust Open 2012
Hamish was an Ambassador for Heart Kids, is on the Marketing Advisory Board for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a supporter of YGAP, World Vision, Cool Australia and a Director of The Captain Courageous Foundation.