Glenn Manton is a former professional athlete turned author, media personality, youth advocate and professional speaker. He played over 200 games of AFL football for powerhouse teams Essendon and Carlton and was a member of the 1995 Carlton Premiership side. In 1999 he co-founded Whitelion, a not-for- profit organisation assisting youth in crisis within the juvenile justice system and beyond. Glenn’s media credits include stints on The Footy Show, Vega 91.5, 3RRR and various Foxtel programs, his own shows at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Fringe Festival, as well as regular columns for The Age and MX newspapers. He has just written he latest book 'Put your damn phone down'.
What does Glenn do...and how?
Glenn Manton has focused his vast knowledge of youth, in particular, to establish himself as one of Australia’s most regarded adolescent speakers and motivators. Glenn's youth based work extends to aboriginal communities and is complemented by his degrees in Education (RMIT)/mentoring (ACAP), teaching background and mentoring aptitude.
The corporate world has also identified Glenn as an authentic professional whom can be called upon to provide group development through presentation or facilitation. And product or event support as master of ceremonies/host.
Born of diverse successes (and failings) Glenn's celebrity is appropriately unique. When coupled with genuine human-interest Glenn’s ability to connect with an audience is profound.
Of course it doesn’t hurt to be able to share stories based on time spent playing AFL football, racing a bobsleigh, mentoring young drug users and performing as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival amongst others.