AIR WEBSITE WILL BE OPERATIONAL MONDAY, 1ST OCTOBER 2018
WHAT IS AIR?
AIR is about Acceptance. AIR is about Inclusion. AIR is about Respect
And it’s for everyone, but especially for young people negotiating their way through their childhood, teens and into adulthood. It’s for those who feel different and don’t quite fit in. It’s for those who do fit in and need the tools to help those less comfortable in their skins to find their place. It’s a fun and sometimes challenging pathway to show them how they can make a difference in small ways and big ways. And it’s about the importance of kindness, tolerance and understanding.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We want to support and educate a new generation through:
- Impromptu Theatre Sports
- Interactive Workshops
And we want to work with school and sporting club communities who already have a commitment to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the young people in their care.
WHO’S BEHIND AIR?
IAN ROBERTS is a former professional NRL player, playing for the Australian national team, South Sydney Rabbitohs and captained both the Many-Warringah Sea Eagles and the North Queensland Cowboys. He was also the first rugby league professional to publically declare himself as gay. To date he is still the only Australian professional footballer to do so. Following his retirement from professional sport in 1998, Ian studied at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and is credited with 65 acting roles, including parts in Star Wars and Superman. He has been praised for paving the way for more tolerance, diversity and acceptance in football and all Australian sports and is a passionate advocate for bringing a focus to youth suicide.
GARRY FARRAR has been part of Ian Roberts’ life for many years, firstly as his sports manager at a time when Ian still felt the need to hide his sexuality. Garry has a long background in TV, events & sports management. He had his own challenges growing up as an indigenous foster kid. He grew up in a very dysfunctional foster family environment and, because of his cultural and social background, was sometimes teased and taunted for being different.
For more information on AIR, contact firstname.lastname@example.org