Apprenticeship Careers Australia hosted a panel discussion with some of Australia's best professional athletes about strategies they've been using to keep positive and stay focused. Tom Wilson from Fox Sports spoke with Giants Netballer Sam Poolman, NRL footballers Josh King from the Newcastle Knights and David Gower from the Parramatta Eels, plus Josh & Nathan Katz, brothers and Rio Olympic judokas.
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In our latest online event ‘Playing in All Conditions’ we had Sam Poolman, a professional netballer for the Giants, speak about what it's been like going through COVID-19 and her tips for staying mentally strong during challenging times.
“Breaking it down into those small blocks” - The Key to Achieving Big Goals and getting through COVID-19
Recently we had David Gower from the Paramatta Eels participate as a panellist at our online event ‘Playing in All Conditions’. During the event we discussed how COVID-19 has impacted his work and his tips for getting through it. David had some messages that he wanted to share with apprentices and trainees about being grateful during COVID-19 and breaking time down into smaller blocks.
Recently we had Josh and Nathan Katz who represented Australia in Judo at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, participate in our online event ‘Playing in All Conditions’. Nathan, who is a community custodian for Lifeline gave us a reminder that we all needed to hear when he said “it's okay to not be okay”.