15 June 2021

The Wiseberry Foundation presents Empower, a day of inspiration for individuals impacted by COVID-19.

In the aftermath of COVID-19, there are many people in our community who are suffering silently, having been impacted by isolation, loss of a job, or even the loss of a family member. The Wiseberry Foundation has decided to do its part in restoring hope and dignity to those in need, and has organised a day where respected speakers can address this audience.

The Wiseberry Foundation has run “Empower” events in the past, a free educational initiative that was for people seeking employment or looking for direction. However, the challenges that were introduced by COVID-19 have driven us to widen the scope.

We are inviting members of the community to attend this event free of charge, and hope to recharge them through a full day of inspiration. To help as many people as possible, the event will also be broadcasted live on Zoom.

We wish to help these people celebrate life, no matter what they are confronting, in doing so giving them the strength to break through their challenges, and embark on a journey with renewed hopes and aspirations.


Tuesday, 15th June 2021

9.00am – 5.00pm

Hornsby RSL Club
4 High Street, Hornsby NSW 2077

Attend in-person for free

Watch live on Zoom for free


Wayne Bennett
Australian professional rugby league coach who is the head coach of the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL, and a former rugby league footballer. Widely regarded as one of the sport’s greatest ever coaches, he holds Australian rugby league coaching records for most grand final wins and most seasons with a single club.

Ray Price
Australian former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer. Price played rugby league for Sydney’s Parramatta Eels club, with whom he won four NSWRL premierships, a Dally M Medal and a Rothmans Medal. He also played in State of Origin for New South Wales.

Mark Nicholls
Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL. Previously played for the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League.

Amanda Gore
Physiotherapist with a major in psychology, and a master practitioner of neurolinguistics. A professional speaker and motivator, she is an expert on leadership, communication, relationships, lifestyle and stress. One of Australia’s and the USA best Keynote Speakers, an author, Huffington Post columnist and business woman. She is one of 4 Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame.

Ziggy Gordon
Scottish professional footballer who plays as a fullback for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League. He has played over 180 games in both the Scottish Championship and Premiership as well as over 30 matches in the Polish Ekstraklasa and I Liga.

Michael Buettner
Australian rugby league official and former professional footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative back, he played club football for the North Sydney Bears, the Northern Eagles, the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers.

Joel Keegan
Head Coach at Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW. An inspirational boxing trainer who bounced back from knee injuries and has opened his own gym, while also helping the community through his PCYC involvement.


These charity events simply could not exist without the support of businesses and the community. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards this cause, please use the button below.

All donations to this event will be distributed between Souths Cares and Beyond Blue after the deduction of event expenses. Souths Cares supports disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through the delivery of capacity building programs addressing education, training, health and employment needs, while Beyond Blue provides support programs to address issues related to depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses.

We are also accepting donations in the form of goods and services, examples include branded merchandise, water bottles, printing, photography and videography. If you have an item or service that could be donated, please contact the Wiseberry Foundation on (02) 8883 4832 or at charity@wiseberry.com.au.

We thank you for your support.


To discuss sponsorship opportunities for this event, please contact the Wiseberry Foundation on (02) 8883 4832 or at charity@wiseberry.com.au.