The Southern Cross : July 2012
July 2012 Page 17 www.thesoutherncross.org.au The Southern Cross schools | Would you know what to say if you were asked 'Did they want to be an organ and tissue donor?' To donate life know their wishes For more information visit donatelife.gov.au Ask them today. OK? Expert footy tips With the Adelaide Crows on fire this year, Nazareth Community College footballers are sure to benefit from the valuable advice they received recently from Adelaide Crows physical performance manager Stephen Schwerdt. Schwerdt spoke to the boys about what it takes to reach the elite level, how to achieve your goals and make the most of your gifts and talents. He said it was not only about achieving in sport, but in all aspects of their lives. The former Crows and Central Districts footballer encouraged the boys to "develop good habits, in whatever you do in life." His motivation to succeed links with the philosophy of the five Nazareth habits of excellence: attendance, punctuality, application, completion of work, and community involvement. Player Sam Middleditch said it was a fantastic experience to listen to "Schwerdty" and get a taste of what it takes to make it in the AFL. "But more than that, how to get the most out of yourself whether it be in your studies, or life in general," he said. "One of the key themes of his talk was not to take short-cuts and I am sure the boys will remember that one!" LIFE LESSON: Stephen Schwerdt, (centre) with Nazareth students, (from left), Jackson Crosby, Kosta Economou, Thomas Possematto, Thomas Russo, Jayden Bortoletto and teacher Joe Hicks.