15th January 2019 — Boundary Oak School welcomed International Australian rugby legend, and household name, David Campese. The former Australian Rugby Union player shared his passions and motivations, answering questions from the pupils about his sporting career, to inspire the next generation of budding sports stars.
Boundary Oak School Headmaster, James Polansky comments, “It was fantastic to see such a great rugby star share his knowledge and expertise with our pupils. His passion was infectious, and his drive and motivation were inspiring. His Q&A session gave an excellent insight into his mindset - the two main themes he spoke about ‘enjoyment’ and ‘learning to fail’ resonated strongly with our pupils. We all felt invigorated, inspired and privileged to have taken part in such a wonderful event.”
David Campese (known affectionately as Campo) represented Australia for 15 years and New South Wales for 11 years, he achieved the world record for the highest number of tries in international test match rugby (64). David is one of only 50 players in rugby history who played over 100 games for their country. He was inducted into the Rugby Hall of Fame in 2001, and was presented the ‘Legends’ Oscar at the 55th Oscars Midi Olympique in 2008.