Colin Scotts grew up in Sydney and his skill at rugby led him to becoming the first and only Australian to win a football scholarship in the United States and be drafted into the NFL (National Football League). Colin shares his unique persistence that put him through challenges that no other Australian has ever achieved. He played on the front line of the most intense, complex, explosive game in the world.
After ten years on the field, Colinís career ended in a freak injury, but that didnít stop him from conquering America and being successful with other business ventures.
After 20 years in the States Colin Scotts came home to Sydney for the Olympics, and he once again experienced Australiaís unique spirit and passion which makes it the envy of the world. But as the visitors went home he began also to see that that spirit was being eroded in a world of growing stress, insecurity,fear and obesity. His country was at the crossroads. The defining Aussie values of humour, courage and a fair go which got him through his darkest days in America now seemed to rack his countrymen with self doubt. Are we losing our aussie values and our health. These are two subjects that Colin now fights for.
Colin Scotts is passionate that it is time to reignite the best qualities in all of us and export them to the world. For the last two years Colin has become a leading activist in the fight against Childhood Obesity. In particular this has led him to discover and then passionately embrace the Bluearth Instituteís primary school program. A program for getting kids moving in a non competitive way. After selling this vital program to the Federal Government, it is now very close to being established in every school in Australia. Through Colinís passion and determination, the future of our childrens health is looking a little brighter. He has recently been awarded the honour of being an ambassador for the Federal Government on Childhood Obesity.
Colin returned to Australia for the Sydney Olympics and has written a book called ďAll BallsĒ (Pan McMillan) about his NFL experience. Colin has kept up his fitness and is a great advertisement for physical activity as part of the Healthy Active Ambassador program.
Colin Scotts is passionate that it is time to reignite the best qualities in all of us and export them to the world. The same spirit which saved the Olympics could save everyone.