We were delighted to welcome AFL legend, Nathan Burke into our college community from Tuesday 13 - Thursday 15 June. A collaborative venture between our Wellbeing Team and the High Performance Sports Program, Nathan worked with our School Student Leaders, our Ignite and HPSP students, staff and Year 12 students.
A triple club best and fairest winner for St Kilda, Nathan's status as one of the game's premier on-ballers was emphasised with his selection in no fewer than four AFL All Australian teams. He was St Kilda's co-captain along with Stewart Loewe from 1996 to 1998 and skippered the side in his own right in 1999 and 2000. In 2002 he was selected in a forward pocket in the Saints' official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'. Nathan was one of the toughest players to play for St Kilda, and set the club record of 323 games when he retired in 2003 after a debilitating knee injury.
During the week of sessions at the college, Nathan shared his football knowledge, as well as discussing resilience, overcoming adversity, reducing stress, developing coping skills, attitude, gratitude and comfort zones. He also presented sessions on “How to be a good bloke", both at the college and at a separate event hosted by the South Aussie Hotel on Wednesday 14 June.