Luther Connect, our parent led community group hosted a special Father’s Day breakfast in September with guest speaker, college alumni Tom Boyd (Class of 2013).
Director of Middle School Richard Malone hosted the interview, using a Q&A format to discuss the highs and lows of Tom’s AFL career plus his courageous decision to retire at just 23 years old.
They also discussed his mental and physical health and the network of care and support that helped him through that challenging time. Tom reiterated the important role schools and community groups play in helping young people manage.
The interview also celebrated Tom’s Luther roots with plenty of school related banter plus a hug or two from Luther staff, who just ten years ago taught him. As guests enjoyed a hot breakfast and barista made coffee, Tom signed plenty of copies of his new book as well as footy cards and guernseys. He also took the time to have photos with a large line of very excited students.
Tom finished the morning speaking with our ASPIRE program students, giving them incredible insight and advice around his strategies for success and how to manage stress. Students had prepared thoughtful questions and really engaged in the session.