The team at Sporting Minds grew up playing competitive sport and we believe that it is essential for everyone, regardless of their skill level, to discover individual strengths and experience success through sport. Every coach’s pep talk, buzzer-beater, specky, nutmeg, chase down tackle, high five, team win, tough loss, team chant, frozen orange and early morning. These are the memories that have shaped us and something we try to instill in every child at Sporting Minds School Holiday Programs.
Our team is made up of qualified PE, Health and Psychology teachers. We are passionate about education, sport and wellbeing. We use physical activity in all of our programs to develop sport specific skills and fitness. All activities are carefully designed to enhance mental health, build confidence and develop the team skills and communication required to succeed in sport and life outside of school.
Blair grew up in country Victoria and was surrounded by community sport his whole upbringing. He played AFL growing up and has four older brothers that all played football as well.
He is currently employed as a Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education Teacher at Alphington Grammar school.
He enjoys keeping active and getting to the snow when he can.
Blair’s son Jack is an avid collingwood supporter
Ned grew up in the leafy suburbs of Eltham. Ned has a twin brother so he had his fair share of competition growing up together.
He is currently employed as a Secondary Physical Education, Health and Psychology Teacher at Epping Secondary College. Ned has a passion for student wellbeing, and thrives in this role as a Coordinator at his school
He also enjoys keeping active, he loves swimming and hiking.
Ned’s son Lenny is a big Geelong Cats supporter, although he has a soft spot for the Magpies.
Andrew grew up in Blackburn and also came from a big family of seven. Andrew sport of choice is Basketball and he also loves rugby.
He is currently employed as a Secondary Physical Education and Health Teacher at Alphington Grammar School and is also a Wellbeing coordinator.
He also enjoys keeping active, he loves running, cycling and is a big fan of Lawn Bowls.
Andrew’s daughter Maggie goes for the Mighty Essendon Bombers, but she also has a soft spot for the Magpies.