On Friday, 28 February, Year 8 and 9 students took advantage of the PSA bye with a different kind of training session. The excitement in Gibney Hall was palpable as a panel of athletes and Old Boys took to the stage to discuss what the TC Spirit means to them, reflect on their time at the College, and share the opportunities that Trinity has helped create for them.
The panel consisted of AFL footballers Fraser McInnes (’10) and Travis Colyer (’08), National Champion rowers Rohan James (’16) and Rhys Grant (’04), and US College basketballer Sebit Reath (’16).
Each athlete had a different story to tell and different advice for the boys. They spoke about the importance of training and giving your best effort, working through the disappointment of defeat and/or not making your desired team, balancing academics, sport, hobbies and social life, and finding a support network.
All five of the panelists agreed that the students should take the time to try everything Trinity has to offer (in addition to sport), show gratitude to their parents/guardians for all of the rides to training, and encouraged them to ask for help when they start to feel overwhelmed or under stress.
It was a great afternoon; one the boys will remember for a long time to come.
A big thank you to our Old Boys and Mr Silver, Acting Director of Sport, for organising such a great event.