Outside The Locker Room (OTLR) is about promoting player development through empowerment, education and leadership both on and off the field.

 

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What Is It?
Former AFL player, Glenn Manton, has jumped on board a new initiative to introduce a development program to local sporting clubs.

What Is It?

Former AFL player, Glenn Manton, has jumped on board a new initiative to introduce a development program to local sporting clubs called Outside The Locker Room (OTLR).

Paying particular attention to local country football and netball clubs, Glenn will focus on targeting junior players as they prepare for the next stage in their sporting careers.

Local sporting clubs in Victoria are among the most diligent in investing money into their players, through leadership programs or committee involvements. But with the increased pressure of having to spend thousands of dollars per year to recruit the best players from outside their areas, these clubs may be missing out on the talent that they developed in their junior ranks.

In this age of social experimentation, our youth are constantly being challenged by the idea of ‘being cool’ and in increasing numbers, many are succumbing to the pressures of drug and alcohol abuse.

Local sporting clubs become more than just a place of training – they become a place of community and family. A program like OTLR will nurture the players as they transition from junior to senior rankings, all the while maintaining the values instilled in them by their club.

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How Does It Work?
OTLR is a program for teens involved in sporting clubs, focusing on education and support in relation to their daily challenges.

How Does It Work?

OTLR is a program for teens involved in sporting clubs, focusing on education and support in relation to their daily challenges.

The ethos is to educate young men and women at the early stage of their careers before they have even played their first senior game, and to not only develop better footballers and netballers, but better people.

The benefits of this mentorship program are vast, but essentially, it promises to take proactive steps in tackling everyday issues that young men and women face, as well as encouraging a humble and prosperous career.

Speaking from personal experiences, Glenn will relate to the players on a level that no psychologist or counsellor can relate to. This ‘insider’ approach to getting on the same level with the local clubs and its players are vital in bridging the gap.

OTLR will bring your local football or netball club a sense of support and trust that can be used to benefit not only the individual, but also the family unit.

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What To Expect
The young men and women who participate in this program will take away many tools to ensure personal and professional development.

What To Expect

The young men and women who participate in this program will take away many tools to ensure personal and professional development.

Over the three sessions, Glenn will share his personal stories, talk about the sport, the dedication that is involved in being an athlete, talk about the importance of decision-making and how that can affect the rest of your life.

The full-day workshops will teach the young players strategies and tools to combat issues such as alcohol, drugs, peer pressure, promiscuity, self-respect, self-belief and the power of social media.

Most of all, they will learn how to manage change and fears based on their values and belief system.

At the final session, the players parents will be asked to join in the workshop to ensure both parent and child are on the same page and share the same understanding.

Parents and players will then be asked to complete a survey of their experience at OTLR so a measurable value can be evaluated for the club, players and parents.

Glenn prides himself on being actively involved in the players professional lives beyond the program and will give his personal email should any player want further one-on-one mentoring.

The key objectives to working with Glenn over this 12-month period are sure to encourage club player retention and benefit the family unit as well.

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Why Does It Work
This is a one-of-a-kind program for local clubs to have their players mentored by Glenn Manton in a series of three sessions.

Why Does It Work

At the final session, the players parents will be asked to join in the workshop to ensure both parent and child are on the same page and share the same understanding.

Parents and players will then be asked to complete a survey of their experience at OTLR so a measurable value can be evaluated for the club, players and parents.

Glenn prides himself on being actively involved in the players professional lives beyond the program and will give his personal email should any player want further one-on-one mentoring.

The key objectives to working with Glenn over this 12-month period are sure to encourage club player retention and benefit the family unit as well.

Vision
We believe OTLR has the capacity to enrich local sporting clubs within and beyond Australia.
  • 2017
  • WHAT WE ARE TACKLING

    On average we work with one young adult every 3 days. We offer support in a wide range of current challenges such as suicide intervention, mental health, drugs, alcohol and domestic violence.

    February 2, 2017
  • Australia’s Number One

    With our program already being implemented at over 60 local sporting clubs, it is our goal to become Australia's Number One welfare and education platform for community sport.

    February 2, 2017
  • LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

    Every region we work in across Australia we select a Local Program Facilitator. We offer not only part time employment, but also on-going training, resources and personal development.

    February 2, 2017
  • 2014
  • Sustainable Program

    Our goal is to stay working alongside local sporting clubs for many years. Our team focuses on building a sustainable program within the community to ensure their players and families receive on-going support.

    December 2, 2014
  • Taking it to the next level

    This program is being implemented within local community sporting clubs Australia wide and will involve past and current athletes who act as role models to the young adults.

    December 1, 2014
  • THE COMMUNITY

    Local sporting clubs become more than just a place of training – they become a place of community and family. We mentor,educate and support the players away from the playing field, all the while maintaining the values instilled in them by their club.

    November 27, 2014
  • SUPPORTIVE MENTORS

    Reaching out to young players across various sporting clubs around Australia is the ultimate goal, and will be achieved through supportive and well-trained mentors.

    November 27, 2014
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OUR TEAM
WE HAVE A TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ADVISORY BOARD TO DELIVER SUPERIOR PROGRAMS TO AUSTRALIA’S LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS.

Luke Ball

Board Member - Leadership

I am passionate in teaching our teens about leadership within themselves. Empowerment and education is the key to positive and sustainable change.

Jake Edwards

Director

My passion is to work with young men and women to help educate, mentor and support them through the challenges that they will face on a day to day basis.

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Heath Black

Board Member - Mental Health

I have delivered wellness sessions to various organisations across Australia, including junior sporting clubs, schools, elite sporting organisations, indigenous communities & more.

Anne-Maree Kaser

Board Member - CEO Windana

As CEO of Windana Drugs and Alcohol Recovery in Melbourne, I am committed to improving the lives of people living with the consequences of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

As CEO of Windana Drugs and Alcohol Recovery in Melbourne, I am committed to improving the lives of people living with the consequences of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Kara Bertoncini

Media Consultant

My role with OTLR is an integral part in the production of media campaigns, PR, producing video campaigns, preparing talent for media interviews and developing media plans.