I always say the highlight was the days at Johnny Liddle’s, a once in a lifetime insight into our first peoples.Ray Wilson
Gareth Andrews is singlehandedly trying to reverse 240 years of Australian history by exposing non-Aboriginal Australians to an Aboriginal perspective, given on country, by the traditional owners of that land.Martin Flanagan
A few days with others listening and discussing with traditional owners on their land enlightened me. I appreciate better the importance of land culture and language. It also gave me a better appreciation of the challenges faced. Meeting Johnny Liddle and some of his extended family was a real treat. Well done Gareth.Leigh Clifford AO
Gareth sharing your life as a high profile VFL Premiership player, co-founder of the AFL Past Players Association, successful AFL Club executive and Media personality for which you were awarded Life Membership of the AFL, Past Players Association and the Geelong Football Club was fascinating.
Yet given your VFL / AFL achievements, being successful in business and strong family support life is not always as it seems – in sharing your journey in dealing with Clinical Depression and the enormous effect it had on your career, family, friends and people around you encouraged all of us to reflect on our own lives.
Speaking about these experiences and how now through your Life Again Foundation you are taking the message to other men encouraging them to reflect on their lives, understand that it is normal to have down times and getting them to think about as to whether they had done their best work yet was inspiring to say the least
Compassionate, challenging, humorous and inspirational best describes your presentation in taking a sensitive issue head on – well done and thanks Gareth – an excellent presentation. Chris Catchlove