FORMER AFL coach and player Paul Roos will visit Horsham on May 23 to talk at the next Healthy Minds Horsham forum.
The Aussie Rules legend will be joined by Monash University associate professor Craig Hassed.
The pair will discuss how unmanaged stress is the leading cause of sporting disappointment during the forum, entitled The Secret of Sporting Success.
Mr Roos will talk about his decades-long AFL career, playing for Fitzroy and Sydney before coaching Sydney and Melbourne.
He will also share his philosophy on coaching and how coaches can get the best out of their teams by managing stress.
Mr Hassed will be on hand to discuss the science behind it.
Event organiser Gavin Morrow said the pair would discuss how local sporting teams could improve their performances through making simple changes.
“Paul uses methods of stress reduction that help players on the field,” he said.
“It has proven to have fantastic results also in their personal lives.
“There will be time at the end of the discussion for the public to ask their own questions.”
He said the forum would be a fantastic opportunity for Wimmera residents to learn from the best.
“Opportunities such as this do not come along often and we are lucky to be able to get someone of Paul’s caliber in the Wimmera,” he said.
“We encourage people to promote the event to their football and netball players, coaches and supporters as this will be beneficial to everyone.”
This will be 12th forum presented by Healthy Minds Horsham.
In the past, the forums have attracted such notable speakers as former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett, former Geelong and Richmond player Gareth Andrews, and former Lifeline and beyondblue chief executive Dawn O’Neil.
The Secret of Sporting Success is at the Horsham Town Hall on Wednesday, May 23; doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Mr Morrow said tickets cost $10 and could be bought at the door or online from the Horsham Town Hall’s website.
He said people wanting more information, could phone him on 0418 504 985.