World-class coaching with a new name


Can you remember your first day of school? Your first football game, music lesson or even the first time you were taught how to ride a bike? If you can recall further, each of these activities required some form of coaching. Somewhere there was someone there to guide you.
Did these experiences involve a style that was nurturing and encouraging, or were they threatening and off-putting? Potentially these experiences may have had lasting effects on you as a learner, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Each of us has generally had both experiences at some stage in our lives. And each of these has left an impression on us forever, for one reason or another.
We all learn through different experiences, and coaches or teachers can deliver the same knowledge or skill through totally different styles and methodologies. If you can recollect any of those earlier activities, it obviously had some effect on you as a learner, but was it negative or positive? Whichever it may be, it highlights how important the role of a coach is in sport, and the affect they can have (or not have) in the development of the athlete.


A great coach will draw on the athlete’s expertise to facilitate and accelerate individual learning and dramatically increase performance. Coaching delivers particularly positive results when a relationship is established between coach and athlete based on mutual respect. The intent of the coach and the effectiveness of the communication used will transpire successfully. Essentially coaching is a highly personalised one-to-one development programme. Coaching focuses on possibilities and potential that facilitates learning rather than teaching. This approach enables the athlete to unlock their potential and maximise their performance by taking full responsibility and ownership of the outcomes.


Introducing Resilience Builders


Resilience Builders follow a similar blueprint when it comes to building resilience through their new and innovative resilience development programs. Their Resilience for Teens Everest Base Camp Program quickly establishes a strong level of trust and respect between facilitators and participants. Once this is in place, participants are empowered to run and facilitate important components of the program syllabus. They are given leadership roles and decision-making responsibility in often time-critical situations. The program outcomes are extraordinary and compelling. 

We are very happy and proud to announce that the wonderful Dane Swan is appearing on the show "I'm a celebrity get me out of here."He has very kindly decided to donate half of his winnings to the N.I.C.K foundation. We are very grateful for this act of kindness and will be cheering him on all the way. Dane is an asset to the foundation. He has contributed to helping youth and is a real role model who many aspire to be like. We would love everyone to watch the show and support all of his amazing efforts. You can also follow him on Instagram at danes84. We wish you all the best Dane and will be cheering you on. 

We are very happy and proud to announce that the wonderful Dane Swan is appearing on the show "I'm a celebrity get me out of here."He has very kindly decided to donate half of his winnings to the N.I.C.K foundation. We are very grateful for this act of kindness and will be cheering him on all the way. Dane is an asset to the foundation. He has contributed to helping youth and is a real role model who many aspire to be like. We would love everyone to watch the show and support all of his amazing efforts. You can also follow him on Instagram at danes84. We wish you all the best Dane and will be cheering you on. 

JOIN THE N.I.C.K. FOUNDATION

The N.I.C.K. Foundation is looking for young people to become a part of future of the organisation. We are looking for young people to join the Youth Advisory Board to help develop the N.I.C.K. Foundation and we want to hear your ideas and plans to make the N.I.C.K. Foundation a great organisation for young people. 

Lift-Off! A Night of Fab 80s Fun

What's not to like about the 80s? Big hair, double denim, neon sneakers... and of course, the music!

The N.I.C.K. Foundation Players gave its audience a blast from the past with its musical 'Lift-Off' – an all-singing, all-dancing tribute to the music (and fashion) of the 1980s. Performing to a packed house at the Yarra Valley Christian Centre on the 4th and 5th of March, the N.I.C.K Foundation Players took to the stage to perform hits by Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and Dexy's Midnight Runners – to name a few.

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