Year 12 leaders are invited to join their peers for this networking event.
The guest speaker will be Georgia Wilson Class of 2013.
Georgia Wilson is an Australian Field Hockey Player, who made her Youth National Team debut in 2016, and quickly made her way up to the Senior National Team the Hockeyroos by 2017. Most recently representing Australia playing for the Hockeyroos 2020 Tokyo Olympic squad. A devastating ACL tear in early 2018 saw her take the sidelines for the entirety of the year, undergoing a full knee reconstruction and gruelling 14-month rehabilitation.
The significant injury provided her the opportunity however to become the youngest Hockeyroo amongst a squad of 27 athletes to complete her Bachelor’s degree, specialising in Human Biology and Marketing. It was during this time that she launched her own small business, Activ8 Hockey, providing aspiring athletes aged between 6-16 years old the opportunity to be coached by renowned International players across 3-day field hockey camps. After suffering from depression and anxiety when challenged with the diagnosis of her mother with breast cancer, her parent’s divorce, and a challenging battle to overcome an eating disorder,
Georgia has become extremely passionate about the role and necessity of mental health in both sporting and personal life. She is an ambassador for youth mental health organisation, Zero2Hero and is one of only a handful of selected athletes in Australia to become a Lifeline Community Custodian.
This is a free event, courtesy of Mercedes College, and each school can bring up to 8 students.
RSVP by clicking HERE by 3 September 2021.
Direct enquiries to the Personal Assistant of the Principal, Angela Carlino at [email protected]