Hi Mario,Thanks again for a great visit. The kids had a great time and will take away many great memories as well as the message about staying healthy and an active life style. We were able to see a huge increase in the overall fitness levels of the children throughout the program. This has been further enhanced by our in class healthy eating and life choices lessons. Overall a huge success and I am sure that we will continue to improve on our results and will be able to encourage more of our children to enjoy the benefits that sport can bring to their lives.
Cameron Williams, Forest Hill Public School
Junee Public School
Today I went to Junee Public School. Junee is approximately 5 hours drive from either Sydney or Melbourne, located just 25 minutes from Wagga. It’s a friendly town filled with great people who makde me fee very welcome. Here’s what they had to day.
Dear Mario, Thank you for visiting our school today. The children and teachers really enjoyed your Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well presentation.
I visited ACMENA the Youth Detention Centre, where I spoke to kids as young as 12 on ways they could make a positive change in their lives. I also attended a conference at the Novotel Coffs Harbour to introduce STREET FOOTY - a new method of teaching Rugby League at schools, in the form of 4x4 touch. The kids got to learn how to play the game, which was great fun. I also went to St Mary's Primary Catholic School and Grafton Public School to present the 'eat well stay well play well' campaign. I spoke to the local kids about health and fitness and the two and five rule, being at least 2 fruit and 5 veg a day in your meals. I also spoke about the value of playing sport for exercise and the importance of 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
The Falcon Referee
Mario Fenech was invited to the Gymea Gorillas home ground to referee an under 8’s game. It was a charity day, organised to raise money for the McGrath Foundation. The day was a huge success. NRL referee Jarred Maxwell was on hand to lend Mario an authentic NRL referee’s shirt and to provide Mario with some last minute advice. Mario was quoted after the game as saying…’it’s a tough gig this referring’. Never-the-less Jarred gave him 8 out of 10 for his effort on the day and the kids got some great photos with Mario.
Filming with Nat Cook
Mario teamed up with 4 time Olympian and Gold Medallist Natalie Cook to shoot a series of Web Presenter videos for various businesses. This is one of a range of new opportunities Mario is offering businesses. Why not have Mario greet your customers when they arrive on your website. Mario can work with your business to personalise a script, then engage his media team to shoot the video and integrate it into your website. Check out some of his latest work mediawise.com.au, bams.com.au, schoolbusiness.com.au, then click here to find out how you can get Mario on your website.
Indigenous Surfing Program
A group of 28 Indigenous children from Brewarrina, a small town in the north-west of NSW were shown the time of their lives. Their day started of at Redfern Oval with a motivational and inspiring seminar by Mario Fenech entitled ‘Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well’. The kids got to watch their heroes - the Rabbitohs in action at Redfern Oval. It was then time to change into their wetsuits and leave for Maroubra Beach for their surfing lesson – accompanied by Mario Fenech of course!
Coffs Harbour/Grafton Visit
Fenech, also known as the Maltese Falcon, was in Maitland as an ambassador of the NSW Premier’s Sporting Challenge and the 44-year-old, who still fanatically manages his own fitness, addressed more than 100 students in the school hall before conducting a range of activities on the adjacent athletics field.
From the very first moment we started working with Mario it was clear for all to see, that this man was something really special.
The way he is able to communicate and engage people from all walks of life, particular our youth, is a rare quality indeed. Coupled with his genuine desire and tireless efforts to help make a difference in the lives of so many others wherever he can, is to be truly commended. Undoubtedly, one of the real likeable guys in the wider rugby league community, but more importantly, a shining light throughout the whole of society.
Darren Marton Chief Executive Officer
No Way Campaign