Corey Payne reflects on the "remarkable experience" of playing sport in some of the world's most disadvantaged areas

28 Dec 2013

 

LIFE after League has taken former Bulldogs forward Corey Payne to some of the most confronting and inspiring corners of the world.

Since retiring in January the 29-year-old has sparred with a former Springbok captain in a Johannesburg slum and played footy with children on an AstroTurf field ­inside one of Sao Paulo's infamous favelas.

The NSW Young Australian of the Year has been on a three-month tour of the some of the world's most disadvantaged communities as part of his $20,000 travel fellowship through the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

"It was the most remarkable experience," Payne said.

 

Corey Payne during his Churchill Fellowship NSW Young Australian of the Year trip.
Corey Payne during his Churchill Fellowship NSW Young Australian of the Year trip. Source: The Sunday Telegraph

 

Payne, who is in his final year of a master's of commerce degree at the University of Sydney, knows how important it is to have a guiding hand to point you in the direction of higher education.

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Corey Payne during his Churchill Fellowship NSW Young Australian of the Year trip.
Corey Payne during his Churchill Fellowship NSW Young Australian of the Year trip. Source: The Sunday Telegraph

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