On the 26th of August at Hurstville Aquatic Leisure Centre, over 800 students participated in a range of activities including the popular Wheelchair Rugby, where students were able to engage in friendly competition while supporting inclusion in sport. Students also had a chance to meet with advocates, HeadSpace, R U Okay, and Reach Out who provided them with resources and support in all things mental health.
Our main stage was host to five-time Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe, who reflected and shared his experiences in becoming one of the most successful Australian athletes. Sharing the stage, Alex Dimos, coach and writer in mental health explored overcoming anxiety and self-doubt. Followed by an exclusive chat about overcoming adversity, we were joined by NRL Rugby Players Aaron Woods, Timana Tahu, Tayla Kafoa and NRL Wheelchair players Stephan Rochecouste and Brad Grove.
The ‘Major Prize Throw’ competition had our stars take a shot at the hoop from halfway on behalf of a student who nominated them. After several opportunities, Aaron Woods took the winning shot and the student won a HP Pro Book!
We would like to thank all students who participated, teachers and suppliers for supporting the event, as well as our 40 volunteers who helped bring the event to life! We hope to bring you more information about when and where Wellxp will be in 2020! For more information visit our website here.