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IM Team are Ex-Professional Athletes, Coaches and Chaplains who currently work as coaches, mentors or run community organisations. 

      They volunteer their time to visit schools, clubs, and communities with a passion for using their stories of success, failure, pain, and hope to inspire others to live their best lives. 

Google their names, and you will see stories of great sporting triumphs alongside stories of tragedy and heartache. These stories will inspire your group to make good decisions, hang in and seek the help of others during hard times.

Coaches, managers, community leaders, local police, and School Principles have called on the team to assist communities in addressing drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety, bullying, and working through traumatic events that affect mental health and culture.

A visit to your community may start with a discussion about problems you are trying to address with your group.

What they are and what they are not.

  • They are not Counsellors, therapists, psychologists or teachers.
  • They are living examples of the importance of counsellors, therapists and teachers. They motivate young people to seek discipline, mentoring and guidance through tough times.

Experience and Qualifications: 

Our speaking and management team members have credentials as Chaplains with Sports Chaplaincy Australia. They all work as coaches and mentors in schools, communities, and sports organisations.

Working With Children Check.

Every member of our team visiting your school, and the support team with them, has a current Working with Children Check.

COVID-19 Vaccinations.

A small number of our team are not COVID-19 Vaccinated for various health reasons. If your school requires vaccination as a condition of entry, please let Earle Webber (0427 282 969) know so we can make alternative arrangements.

Sports Clinics

Rugby League

Team members have represented Australia, Tonga and professional NRL Teams

MIck Ostini
Balmain Tigers, Eastern Suburbs, South Sydney Rabbitohs. Owner of Impact Gym

Charles Tonga

Sydney Roosters Canterbury Bulldogs, Coached the Tonga International Team

Solomon Haumono

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Balmain Tigers, St George Illawarra Dragons, London Broncos/Harlequins RL. Represented New South Wales and Australia


Team members include an Australian Heavyweight Champion.

Solomon Houmono

14–0 (all by K.O) Heavyweight Australian Heavyweight Champion

Mick Ostini
Trainer, Promotor, Gym Owner


Team members include Australian International Players

Gerry Gomez
Marconi, APIA-Leichhardt and Parramatta Eagles. Represented Australian Socceroos in 1985


IM team runs on a shoestring budget supported by Impact Churches and Gyms. Much of the equipment used is donated by the sponsors Stanno, Redlands School, Northbridge Football Club and North West Sydney Football. The team themselves provide a lot of the funding and resources to make our visits possible. In addition, local groups and churches offer valuable support, accommodation and help to keep us on the road. 

Videos and Photos

The team travels with a media professional to capture images to promote the work of the IM Team and raise awareness and fundraising.

Our Media Staff will liaison with your media representative to ensure that images are approved.

Before our visit

Promotional Material 

IM Team provides promotional material with links to the team members’ profiles. We find that your group will be more open to the team if they have had some exposure to the history and bios of the team members at

Let us know what you need. 

In preparation for our visit, we must maximise the time we have together by addressing the most critical issues for your community. We have set up pre-visit feedback to understand how best to assist our visiting communities. Please know how we can help by visiting

Typical Schedule



Run-on the Oval

The guys like to rock up during recess or lunch and just run around on the oval with the kids; it breaks the ice for the subsequent sessions


Mental Health/Success Session

Usually, a panel where…

  • Failure and Success
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Bullying 
  • Mentors and Coaches
  • Family and Community 

There is often a Q&A

Session One

Sports Clinics

Rugby League 

Rugby Union



Session Two

Meet and Greet

This can turn into some chats on the oval or a throwing the ball around with the team



Keys to Success: Competitive sports teach you fantastic life lessons. These guys have played at the highest levels of their sport, but most of the most significant battles they have faced have been off-field.

Failing Forward: Failure is inevitable. These guys dealt with peaking in their careers early, and the pain of being cut from teams; however, their real-life experience is an excellent source of wisdom and inspiration.

Anxiety and Depression: From personal experience to stories about team members, high-performance athletes deal with anxiety and depression in elite-level competition. 

Bullying and Social Pressure: Social media environments mean that failures among our youth are often very public. Many of our team have been the subject of national headlines for the wrong reasons. Their stories contain wisdom and inspiration.

Mentors and Coaches: Elite levels of sportsmanship can only be achieved through the guidance and correction of coaches and mentors. Our team bring balance and passion to the idea of discipline, accountability and guidance as a  key to life success. 

Families and Communities: Our team have many stories about being distracted by fame and opportunity but learning valuable lessons about the importance of families, friends and communities that provide a lifetime of support and guidance.

School Club or Community

Are we coming to you?

We have some promotional material to help you promote our visit.

PDF, JPG & PSD for print web and social media

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