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In this podcast
3:19 – Welcome Joel Thompson
3:50 – Indigenous All Stars
5:00 – A comeback story
6:58 – Life growth
8:30 – Identity and growing up as Joel Murdoch
11:48 – Providing stability to his own children
13:29 – His off season incident
24:23 – Contributors to his rocky childhood
27:10 – Resilience and dealing with adversity
28:01 – How the Mindset Project first started
32:35 – Living life by Karma
33:40 – Influencing Rugby League peers and social change
36:24 – Reaction and support from the Manly team
37:32 – Becoming a senior player and leader
39:47 – Proudest moment from his footy career
41:07 – Telling his Nan he was moving to Manly
43:25 – Growing up in Ivanhoe
43:50 – What his looking forward to in season 2020
45:23 – Favourite try
46:04 – Favourite venue to play at
46:35 – Funniest team mate
47:08 – Team Donny Bradman
47:45 – Biggest pest at Manly
48:14 – Team socialite
48:31 – The country boy living on the Northern Beaches
49:21 – Best rig
49:33 – Worst rig
50:36 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party
Joel Thompson is a professional rugby league player for the Manly Sea Eagles where he starts in the back row. He has played 220 first grades across the Canberra Raiders, St George Illawarra Dragons and Manly while he has represented NSW Country twice and the Indigenous All Stars 6 times. Away from the game, Joel loves to give back and is the founder of the Mindset project Sharing his own story and work shopping a series of mindset practices and coping strategies to both kids and adults throughout Australia.
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