Program Facilitators

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Nick Sack is the program manager of Operation Newstart Geelong and has been with the program since November 2015. Prior to commencing with ONG, Nick has spent the past 10 years teaching in Australian and United Kingdom schools, having lived in London for two years during that time. Nick has a background in Physical Education, Outdoor and Environmental Education, Science and Maths.

Nick enjoys being in the outdoors and will try and get active at every opportunity he gets. He is also a lover of all things food related and has been known to take down a number of big meals and food challenges in his day.

Nick is dedicated to helping young people achieve their best, enabling them to realise their dreams and aspirations for the future. Nick lives with his better half Renee, sons Billy and Tom and dog Dougie in Belmont.



Philippa Weetman was employed as the Youth Facilitator for Operation Newstart Geelong (ONG) at the beginning of 2018. Prior to commencing with ONG, Philippa studied a Bachelor of Psychology and Youth Work. Philippa has also worked as part of a wellbeing team in a school and as a sports coach at YMCA. Philippa is passionate about empowering young people to make positive life changes by encouraging them to focus on their strengths.

Philippa enjoys spending time with her friends, family and partner, Isaac. Philippa loves sport and being outdoors, and believes in the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.