Ending the Coward Punch, together

Build a better culture and prevent social violence with a Be Wise presentation

Pat Cronin Foundation

Free for schools and clubs

Thanks to donations from our generous supporters, money raised from fundraising activities and government support, the Pat Cronin Foundation funds these presentations, so you don’t have to.

Tailored to your group

No matter the size of your group—or the age and gender of your attendees—our programs are uniquely tailored to ensure they’re age-appropriate, engaging and effective.

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Pat Cronin Foundation Sports Club Presentations

Community groups, sporting clubs and other member-based organisations

Our Be Wise presentations aren’t just for high school students. Our awareness-raising presentation and ongoing sponsorship opportunities will help you create an anti-violence culture at your club today and into the future.

3 steps to become a Be Wise school or club

1. Book a date for your presentation

School and club presentations are pre-funded so, when can we visit?

2. Customise your session

Working with you, we’ll tailor our presentation to suit the needs of your school or club.

3. Transform the culture

We’ll deliver a powerful and engaging presentation that will transform how attendees see their role in ending the Coward Punch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our standard presentation time is 60 minutes in total (45 minute presentation time and 15 minute Q&A time). If you have less time (or more time!) let us know and we can discuss the best way to help your group.

We can present in a shorter time frame if needed, but we recommend allowing 60 minutes if possible.

We can present to small or large groups, from as little as 30 to as many as 500 people. If your group doesn’t fit in that range, let us know the number of attendees that will be coming and we’ll let you know how we can make it work.

We’ve presented to groups in classrooms, libraries, theatres, shared spaces and clubrooms. Whatever space you have, as long as it’s adequate to hold the number of attendees you’re expecting, we can present there.

Our presentations include a video, so we’ll need a screen with audio/speaker capability. For larger spaces and groups we recommend testing your equipment first to make sure it’s operational and adequate. When you get in touch to book your presentation we’ll chat about exactly what equipment you have and how we can make it work.

You can request a particular presenter and we will do our best to meet that request. But we can’t guarantee that you will get your chosen presenter at your school/club/group.

Our presenter will call your main contact 1-2 business days before the presentation, to discuss any specifics for your school/club/group.

YES absolutely it is – violence impacts everyone directly and indirectly. While fewer girls generally take part in social violence, we all can be involved in the solution and help to reduce it.

Our Be Wise presentation is suitable for Year 9 students and above (including grown adults!).

Thanks to donations from our generous supporters, money raised from fundraising activities and government support the Pat Cronin Foundation can fund these sessions, so you don’t have to. We offer up to 2 fully funded sessions at each school to ensure our resources are spread evenly across as many schools as possible. We can arrange to present more than 2 sessions at your school, but there may be a fee.

Hear from our Be Wise Partner Schools

It is rare that 700 students can be held spellbound in absolute silence while listening to a guest speaker

This is the effect that the Pat Cronin Foundation presentation had on our students. The reason it is so powerful is the raw emotion and the severity of the consequences in the stories shared. Both Pat and Ben’s stories are easy to relate to and challenge students to re-frame their attitudes towards violence.

Justin Griggs
Social & Emotional Leader – Marcellin College

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I would highly recommend this online presentation which was delivered seamlessly and with clear communication from the team at the Pat Cronin Foundation.

We have received really positive feedback from students as well as their parents, and it has been great to see so many questions being asked, showing that students really thought about the message they were receiving.

Alexandra Drohan
Year 9 Coordinator – Epping Secondary College

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The talk was highly informative and really allowed me to view the kind of situations that may lead to worse outcomes.

It gave me an insight into the consequences people may face for doing cowardly action, which meant I can now avoid and be responsible in situations and know how to act.

Year 9 Student
Albert Park College

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I thought the conversation really gave me a different perspective

And the events told showed me that even as a bystander you are at risk.

Year 10 Student
Fairhills High School

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