Australian para-triathlete Liam Twomey is among twelve high performance athletes from a number of sports ready to take their learnings from the field of play to the classroom after being appointed as ambassadors for The Good Village Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Problem Solvers Program.
Over the next eight months, the two-time World Triathlon Para Cup winner will visit primary schools across the country to help students deliver a project focused on health and wellbeing.
Twomey believes that the work he does as ambassador for program is one of the most fulfilling experiences he has had in his career.
“Being an athlete affords me many great opportunities in my career, but nothing is as fulfilling as getting to engage with the next generation of students.” Twomey said.
“The Good Village Program aimed at primary school students is an exciting opportunity for not just myself, but the students to work together to tackle a problem. Primary school students are always very engaged, curious and interested to learn, so I'm excited to see what they come up with.”
Designed in partnership with Nestle, the free program aims to teach students about what it takes to create a healthy, supportive and sustainable village of people while unpacking a challenge within Australian sport.
Schools can apply to have an AIS Athlete ambassador deliver two virtual or in-person sessions that weave in lessons in science, humanities, arts and economics while also exposing students to a range of different sports.
Schools interested in applying can do so here: The Good Village AIS Problem Solvers Program | Australian Institute of Sport
Amy Sligar (Netball), Caitlin Bettenay (Beach Volleyball) Cameron Girdlestone (Rowing), Edwina Bone (Hockey), Jake Bensted (Judo), Liam Twomey (Triathlon), Olivia O’Rourke (Diving), Penny Squibb (Hockey), Sarah Hawe (Rowing), Shae Graham (Wheelchair Rugby), Stacy Hymer (Taekwondo) and Yale Steinepreis (Paddle).