Back in 2003 AFL player Sam Mitchell came to the State Libray of Victoria to talk to about reading. Sam spoke about the difference reading made to him as a player and a person. Back then Sam was new on the Hawks list. He didn’t get selected in the draft: too small, too slow, couldn’t kick far enough. He did it the hard way.
Sam Mitchell, Hawthorn captain
Five years on, Sam Mitchell is Hawthorn captain and one of the AFL’s elite players. And reading? He’s still at it. You can find out more about Sam Mitchell in this profile published in the The Age today.