AFL legend and men’s health supporter, David Parkin has taken on the role of 2014 ambassador for Dunkeld’s “Serra Terror Endurance Challenge,” the signature fundraising event which spans over 80 km of the Grampians National Park.
Parkin, who is well known for his outstanding career as both a player and a coach, boasts an impressive résumé which includes AFL premierships as captain and coach of Hawthorn, along with multiple titles as coach of Carlton.
Since retiring from the game, he has worked as a motivational speaker, educator and commentator, along with being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to football.
He is also an ambassador for men’s health, a role he took on after fighting his own personal battle with prostate cancer.
Parkin’s involvement in the event began after speaking to Dunkeld Adventures sponsorship co-ordinator, Maree Willey at the Southern Grampians Australia Day function. Parkin was impressed by her willingness to support the community and pledged his support soon after.
“When I heard what they were doing, raising money for the community, I had a long talk with Maree who has been previously recognised for her fundraising work and offered my support for the event.” he said.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, March 15, 2014.