Travels from: Victoria
AFL Champion, commentator, founder of Sunrise Foundation and motivational speaker
Categories: MCs & Hosts, Motivational Speakers, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
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.
We really loved Wayne’s speech. It was engaging, interactive and Wayne’s passion about the subject of mental health and well-being was very apparent. Many of us would have loved to sit there and listen to him all day. The content was great and very relevant.
Sharp and Carter