The former Socceroos captain ‘Wadey’ is coming to motivate and inspire BDC students.

The former Socceroos captain, Paul Wade is coming to Bishop Druitt College July 24, 9:40am, to educate and speak to students about his story, motivations and outcomes.

For those who don’t know, Paul Wade is one of Australia’s greatest and longest-serving Socceroos. ‘Wadey’ as he is known around the world has had a remarkable international career including the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988, two World Cup campaigns in 1990 & 1994 and one of the toughest tasks in world football, to mark ‘Diego Maradona’ in the two-legged World Cup playoff with Argentina. During his 10 years international career, he was also the captain of the Australian team and played over 118 games.

Paul suffered from epilepsy as a child, started out as an apprentice and reached his goals via drive, determination and resilience.  He will be bringing his educational program to BDC, speaking to students about what it takes to overcome challenges. Paul will share his life experiences to challenge thinking and inspire students to make positive life choices, promoting awareness of key life values that can be experienced through sport and activity.

This motivational presentation explores specific mindsets and values that shape life and business. The talk provides examples of where students can work as team players, or individually to make informed decisions and achieve success in all facets of life.

BDC Year 12 students will learn how to cope with pressure, stress and stay motivated in the lead up to their HSC.

BDC Year 10’s will learn about employability skills, resilience, motivation and the link between school and career.

Paul said the challenges and triumphs he faced as the captain of the Socceroos, as well as with his own personal struggles in dealing with epilepsy has given him a unique life experience, that he is passionate about sharing with communities.