My ultimate goal is to inspire as many people as I can to help them live a life where they are healthier and happier, due to being more active. Helping people is what means the most to me; it is the emotions of joy that I receive from people that bring me so much happiness and fulfilment.
I will be ‘Jogging for Joey’ and Running Around Australia in 2021, in honour of my football teammate Joseph Moschetti who unexpectedly passed away in his sleep in 2016. I will be raising money for ‘The Compassionate Friends’, a support service for parents, siblings and grandparents who have lost a child. The charity also educates the general public on how to communicate with and support parents, siblings and grandparents after they have lost a child. This is so important to me, as after death occurs so many people don’t know what to say or do so they commonly say and do nothing at all. It crushed me when I found out that some of Joe’s parent’s best friends have barely spoken to them since he passed away, a time where they naturally need more support and love than ever. I want to share the message that saying and doing something is always better than saying and doing nothing at all. Bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents love to talk about their lost loved one and a lot of people don’t realise that time will never heal them. We hope that this run will raise enough awareness and money so that The Compassionate Friends can have a bigger voice to make a significant difference in helping share the message of how parents, siblings and grandparents need to be supported after the death of a child. See jogforjoey.com to read more!
From January 4 to February 22, 2019 I ran 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days. I did this to condition myself for my run around Australia and to show my dedication and commitment to my Jog for Joey as well as in the hope of developing sponsorships.
Between now and November 2020 when I leave to run around Australia, I am working as a personal trainer. I run a variety of sessions including one on one and group training. Sessions are both indoor and outdoor and include weights, boxing, circuit training etc. for people of all ages, abilities and experience. If you are interested in having a session, please feel free to contact me.
My long term career goal is to become a motivational speaker/mindset coach all over the world, to inspire people to become more active and to help people to achieve what they really want. I want to empower others to believe that they are capable of achieving so much more than they truly thought was possible.