Our presentations can be delivered in person or online.

BE WISE PRESENTATIONS

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 gender of your attendees—our programs are uniquely tailored to ensure they’re age-appropriate, engaging and effective. Our presentations are designed for students from 15 years and up.

Pat Cronin Foundation
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, including a 45-minute presentation and 15 minutes of Q&A. 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. This ensures adequate time for such an important message to be conveyed, understood, and processed by the audience. We will need a minimum of 45 minutes.

Our Be Wise presentation is suitable for ages 14 and above. This includes mature aged adults. For schools we recommend that the presentation is best suited for Year 9 and above.

We can present to small or large groups, from as few 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, if it is adequate to hold the number of attendees you’re expecting, we can present there.

The presentation includes a video, so we need to have an AV set up so everyone there can see and hear well. Please let us know if you don’t have suitable AV equipment and we can arrange to bring our own.

You can request a particular presenter and we will do our best to meet that request. All our presenters are fully qualified and bring their own unique experience to their sessions.

Our presenter will call your main contact in the week before the presentation, to discuss any specifics for your school/club/group.

YES, absolutely it is – violence impacts everyone directly and indirectly, so we can all be involved in the solution.

Thanks to donations from our generous partners, 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 one fully funded session at each school, club and group to ensure our resources are spread evenly across as many audiences as possible. We can arrange to present more than one session at your school, club or group, but there will be a fee.

Yes! We offer one fully funded session at each school, club and community group to ensure our resources are spread evenly across as many audiences as possible. We can arrange to present more than one sessions at your school, club or group, but there will be a fee.

No, the presentation is designed for those aged 14 and above. We are developing a program specifically for primary school aged children, currently trialling in selected primary schools. Join the waiting list and get notified as soon as it's available.

Yes, all our presenters are up to date with their Covid-19 vaccinations and ensure that they follow all protocols relating to Covid-19, required by the Government and the Education Department. If your school, club, or community group has any additional requirements, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Yes, all our Be Wise Presenters have a current WWCC.

Yes, we also have our Be Wise Classroom Resources on offer, which is the perfect follow-on from our Be Wise presentations.

The Be Wise Classroom Resource has been carefully developed in collaboration with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, teachers, psychologists, researchers, students, and parents. It brings a whole of community approach to learning emotional engagement, ethical reflection, and an understanding of how your own views and choices matter.

You can find more information and purchase our Be Wise Classroom Resources here.

Our presentations are appropriate for all genders. We present to many sporting clubs including both boys’ teams and girls’ teams, aged 14+. The presentations are the same for all genders, as the message is to stop and think about the consequences of your actions.

Our presenters are excellent at reading emotions of young people and responding to the different issues as they emerge throughout the presentation.

Currently the content of the Be Wise presentation is the same each year.

Some schools like to book the same Year level in for a Be Wise Presentation each year, so that each cohort can benefit as they move through their high school years. For example, you may choose to book your schools Year 10 students in every year. Other schools are happy to provide repeat presentations, so their students consider the message more than once.

Given the presentation is the same each year, it is up to the school, sporting club or community group.  Your school, club or group may like the message to be reinforced, therefor a repeat presentation will be good. This information should be shared with the presenter prior to the booking to ensure they know if the attendees have already attended a session previously.

The Pat Cronin Foundation is dedicated to empowering young people to never use violence.

The Be Wise presentation reinforces the message of empowering people to make wise choices in all situations and circumstances.

We prefer not to single out any audience members or details of an incident. We encourage the audience to think about their own experience and to apply our messages to previous events, and more importantly future events.

Please enquire for further information.

We are unable to provide individual schools with their survey responses, as we do not collect identifiable data.

We will aggregate our data across all the schools we visit, by year level, and report each term and build to the end of the whole year.

We do this to ensure that no schools can be compared, or labelled.

Hear from our Be Wise Partner Schools

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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

Slide 4
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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Indicate your preferred Presentation Date and Time and fill in your details.

Please only book once even if you want a number of Presentations—our team will work with you to organise all you need.

See you soon!

If you’re not sure, we can help…

Please note: As of Term 3 2022, Free Presentations are subject to availability – ONE per school, additional presentations on application (fee may apply).

Book your free presentation

Tell us when You’d Like Us to Visit

Indicate your preferred Presentation Date and Time and fill in your details.

Please only book once even if you want a number of Presentations—our team will work with you to organise all you need.

See you soon!

If you’re not sure, we can help…

Please note: Free presentations are subject to availability; two per school per year; additional presentations on application (fee may apply)

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