Who is Glenn Manton?


Glenn 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'.


“Glenn uses his experiences in sport and life to provide an environment which allows both the individual and group to go on a journey together. His sense of humour and playful personality immediately have the room relaxed and participating in a way that benefits you both individually and as a group or a team. Glenn's custom workshop not only addressed our teams needs but set us I the right course for the upcoming season.”

Larissa Anderson, Head Coach Dandenong Ranger WNBL



“There are speakers and facilitators who just turn up and present without any "Buy In". Glenn Manton "Buy's In" but more importantly his audience will totally do the same without trying. Glenn's ability to engage, challenge, and interact with the youth of today is his strength and the passion he shows will motivate the room. ”

Phil Partington, Talent Manager, AFL Victoria



“Glenn Manton has been a colleague and friend for the past two decades. As a highly trained teacher and ex professional sportsman, he has applied both his training & experience to working with young people. Currently, as the Director of PULL, he facilitates workshops for young people, assisting them to understand their intrinsic motivations, and building their confidence to make a positive contribution to society His workshops are unique in their ability to engage and provoke.The overall effect being empowering.”

Dr. David Parkin, OAM