BRISBANE Lions AFL Brownlow medallist Simon Black explained his philosophy for success to guests at the second annual National Evangelisation Teams (NET Ministries) Archbishop’s Dinner.
He joined Archbishop John Bathersby of Brisbane and guests at the Cricketers’ Club in Woolloongabba on April 27 for the fundraising dinner. Simon, who won the Brownlow Medal in 2002 and helped the Lions win three premierships, shared with guests about overcoming adversity.
He said, despite its present struggles, his team was successful because of the way each team member embraced his on-field role, no matter how glamorous or low key that role might be.
‘If we face our fears and “just do it’ we slowly change our behaviour and eventually the “doing’ becomes easier,’ he said.
Guests enjoyed pre-dinner drinks as they watched the Brisbane Lions’ Wednesday night training session through bay windows overlooking the Gabba oval.
Archbishop Bathersby began the evening in a jovial manner, expressing his support of NET Ministries and the work it achieves throughout Australia.
In keeping with tradition, he and Simon signed AFL footballs, which were awarded as prizes throughout the evening.
NET Ministries chairman Robert Falzon also took guests on a journey through the organisation’s history, from its humble beginnings 18 years ago with only one team of 12, to the present with NET boasting 40 young people working in six teams across the country sharing their love of Jesus with the youth of Australia.
The night included an auction of Simon Black AFL memorabilia.
All proceeds from the dinner will go towards boosting the work of NET Ministries in Australian schools and parishes and supporting its outreach to Uganda.
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