NAB Challenge Coin Toss

Story updated - 20/04/2015

In March this year, five lucky students were given the opportunity to toss the coin at the start of NAB Challenge matches in Melbourne, thanks to our Principal Partner NAB.

The students came from Better Buddies schools from around Victoria, including Geelong, Templestowe, Blackburn, St Albans and Avoca.

Brent, the school captain (pictured below), and an older buddy from Avoca Primary school, is the first person from their small rural community to ever toss a coin at an AFL match. Along with his family, he travelled almost 200km to Etihad Stadium to toss the coin at the Richmond vs North Melbourne game.

Brent got to walk out onto the field and speak to both team captains before tossing the coin and said it was, “an amazing experience [he] will remember forever .”

This example is just one of the many ways that NAB is proud to support the Foundation. For over ten years, NAB has partnered with The Alannah & Madeline Foundation to prevent bullying in primary schools around the country. NAB's key focus with the Foundation centres on the support and growth of the Better Buddies Framework. NAB has helped grow the Framework from just 30 primary schools in 2007, to more than 1,700 in 2015. Find out more about NAB's support here.

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