Students from two Northern Beaches primary schools recently enjoyed an online class of a different kind with the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.
Year Five and Six students and teachers from St Kieran’s Manly Vale along with Year 5 students and teachers from Mona Vale Public School participated in the Boomerang Effect program.
Run by John and Theresa Novak, the Boomerang Effect is a positivity and resilience based program focusing on turning positive into a negative and ‘bouncing back’ when times are tough.
The students were fortunate enough to undertake the program via Zoom with John joined by Sea Eagles players Brad Parker, Tom Trbojevic, and Dylan Walker in delivering the important messages.
The program was presented by Sea Eagles Major Partner, United Resource Management (URM).
The Boomerang Effect
The players shared their thoughts with the students on:
- living in the NRL COVID bubble and not being able to see family and friends;
- the pressure of performing well each week in the NRL and how to stay motivated when things are not going well on the field;
- coping with abuse;
- how the Boomerang Effect program helps their daily life outside of playing rugby league;
- the Sea Eagles’ training program and what work the team does to prepare for games.