MEET OUR TEAM

Greg Hire

 

Founder/Facilitator

Greg has spent the last ten years of his life playing professional basketball with the Perth Wildcats and upon his recent retirement has commenced playing basketball for Australia in 3x3 Basketball. Greg founded A Stitch in Time in 2014 on the back of wanting to become a presence in landscape of Mental Health in Western Australia.

Inspired by his own experiences Greg launched A Stitch in Time initially to providing funding and support for another Mental Health organisation. His workshops centre around mentoring looking at resilience and wellbeing and stems for his own background as a troubled teen. Greg has developed and facilitated programs for over 40 schools over Western Australia. Greg has been fortunate enough to have worked in the Kimberley and the Pilbara regions and his passion in working with these communities forms a huge basis of his presentations. Greg has been asked to present to sporting teams across various sporting codes and has launched Mental Health Initiatives with Basketball WA and the National Basketball League

Outside of schools and sport, Greg has presented to over 80 corporate groups as a keynote speaker,  where he teaches the same principles as he does when he is working with the kids in schools across WA.

His favourite past time is spending time with his partner Ainsleigh and their two children, Sullivan and Finley.

Greg was recognised for his work in the community by being awarded the Western Australian of the Year in the Youth Category in 2018


Brad Robbins

Facilitator 

Brad is a former Australian Basketball Player who is most known for his time spent in the National Basketball League (NBL) with the Perth Wildcats.
Brad played in the National Basketball league for ten years spanning a career of 215 NBL Games which included an NBL Championship in 2009-10 NBL Season. He was also the Captain of the Perth Wildcats for four seasons and his tenacity and emotion was a trademark of his game. His focus on cultural change, educational leadership and the well being of his team mates were traits that typified Brad Robbins
His journey to becoming an respected NBL player was one of many challenge, but in all environments he has thrived. Since retirement, Brad has worked closely with the Greg in facilitating workshops. Brad is extremely passionate in working with children to give them confidence and assisting kids fulfill their full potential. 
We want to share a few words that Jessica Sandhu, a Deputy Principal at Forest Crescent Primary School shared with us.
'In my career as both a teacher and administrator in both primary and high school settings, Brad Robbins delivered one of the most engaging talks I have seen. Speaking to Year 6 students while on camp, Brad’s presentation about his life and getting through some of the challenges he faced was very thought provoking. Speaking to some of our challenging students later, they loved the strategies that he put forward, and the message of being the best person they can be, and not who others perceive they are resonated with them. He spoke at a level that really engaged them.  I thoroughly recommend him to speak to kids both in primary and secondary school'