Jump with a star!

Here are our superstar ambassadors:

Mel McLaughlin

Mel is a sports journalist and television presenter, who you might recognise from Seven News as well as her coverage of the Olympics, FIFA World Cup and Big Bash League. Mel always loved sports from a young age; she grew up in an English Premier League obsessed household and is a Manchester United fan like her dad.

The mental health of our young people is something I have long felt passionate about and jumped at being involved in. Literally! In this day and age – between the pandemic, the pressures of social media, and everyday life – it is hard enough to navigate things as an adult. I have no idea how young people do it. I have huge respect for what PCYC are doing, and feel privileged to try and help in any way I can.”

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Mark Geyer

“Hi there, I’m Mark Geyer but everyone just calls me MG.

I am from Whalan, Mt Druitt and ventured into my first ever PCYC in 1977 at Blacktown as a 10 year old, to try and learn how to box.

I played first grade footy for Penrith, I played for my state NSW, and I represented Australia in Rugby League too.

Since retiring from the sport in 2000 I have thrown myself into helping out charities.

I can’t wait to help out the PCYC with their Star Jump Challenge in April, raising funds for young people affected by mental health issues. All of my gym members are lending a helping hand as well.

Thanks to the PCYC team for trying to make a difference for our teenagers.”

Gus Worland

Gus is a radio and TV personality who was on Triple M breakfast radio for ten years. He also starred in the An Aussie Goes television series, in which he followed the Australian cricket team around the world, and the ABC’s Man Up documentary series which explored masculinity and mental health. Gus is passionate about mental health, and founded the Gotcha4Life charity in 2017 to help people develop their mental fitness.

Toby Greene

Toby Greene is an AFL player for the Greater Western Sydney Giants. Toby was born in Melbourne and was number 11 in the 2011 draft. During his 10 years at the Giants, Toby has played in 162 games as well as receiving All-Australian, Best and Fairest and leading goal kicker honours. Toby has shifted from midfield to the small forward position during his career and continues to strive to be a good role model for up-and-coming players. Outside of football, Toby is passionate about study, currently completing a degree in commerce as well as surfing and promoting mental health awareness.