Bettenay set to inspire school kids across the country
Volleyballer Caitlin Bettenay is one of twelve high performance athletes taking their learnings from the field of play to the classroom, after being appointed as ambassadors for The Good Village Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Problem Solvers Program.
Over the next eight months, the AIS athlete ambassadors will visit primary schools across the country to help students deliver a project focused on health and wellbeing.
Designed in partnership with Nestle, the free program aims to teach students about what it takes to create a healthy, supportive and sustainable village of people while unpacking a challenge within Australian sport.
Bettenay said she’s excited to insipre the next generation through her involvement in the program.
“I joined this program to identify, inspire, and ignite the next generation to believe in their dreams, solve problems, grow, and pursue greatness,” she said.
Schools can apply to have an AIS Athlete ambassador deliver two virtual or in-person sessions that weave in lessons in science, humanities, arts and economics while also exposing students to a range of different sports.
The AIS athlete ambassadors are available to schools nationwide, including in regional areas.
Schools interested in applying can do so here: The Good Village AIS Problem Solvers Program | Australian Institute of Sport
2023 ambassadors: Amy Sligar (Netball), Caitlin Bettenay (Beach Volleyball) Cameron Girdlestone (Rowing), Edwina Bone (Hockey), Jake Bensted (Judo), Liam Twomey (Triathlon), Olivia O’Rourke (Diving), Penny Squibb (Hockey), Sarah Hawe (Rowing), Shae Graham (Wheelchair Rugby), Stacy Hymer (Taekwondo) and Yale Steinepreis (Paddle).