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Wayne Schwass

AFL Champion, commentator, founder of Sunrise Foundation and motivational speaker 

After playing over 282 AFL games with two different clubs (North Melbourne and Sydney Swans), over 14 years, it is no wonder Wayne Schwass is one of the most highly rated players in AFL history.

Before retiring in 2002, Wayne won multiple awards and was recognised for his tremendous sportsmanship and expansive career in the football industry. His collection of awards includes 3 Best and Fairest awards, 3 State Representatives, a Morrish Medal and an AFL and North Melbourne Life Membership.

After retiring, Schwass became a highly respected and sought after AFL broadcaster hosting television shows such as Off the Bench and Footy Feast, as well as commentating as part of the team at TripleM.

After battling with depression, Wayne decided to found and create ‘The Sunrise Foundation’, which has delivered over 5000 programs to students between 2006-2009, creating awareness for mental health. Wayne is passionately committed to the issues of suicide prevention, mental health, emotional wellbeing and normalising these important conversations. He absolutely believes in the value and benefits of creating authentic and genuine conversations about mental health, emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention and making them available to every person living in Australia.

Wayne’s previous experiences in different careers, make him the ideal motivational speaker for any function as he is able to adapt, speaking about topics passionately and informatively. He delivers a presentation which inspires and motivates people to become the best they can be, improving productivity and communication. 

As the global pandemic continues, Wayne Schwass can tailor his presentation to discuss the effects coronavirus has on mental wellbeing. Wayne can present his keynote speech by virtual broadcast to your organisation through videoconferencing, live streaming and Zoom events.

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