Mark Soderstrom - Media

Sport has always been a big part of my life and I’m very happy that my three children have all taken a liking to exercise and sport.

I have worked as a PE teacher and fireman, with both jobs based around fitness and physical activity.

I also get to be involved and watch plenty of sport through my job at Channel Seven.

Being active helps me to feel positive and healthy, it’s a huge benefit for my mind as well as body.


My favourite food to fuel me as an Athlete:


My favourite movie:

The Wizard of Oz.

My favourite colour:


My sporting hero and why:

Robert de Castella – he made marathon running very cool.

My favourite possession:

My Grandfather’s tie from the horse racing club he was a member of.

The sporting activity I most like performing:


The most important things in life:

Family, friends and being healthy.

My ambassador activity tip:

Even if you don’t feel like being active sometimes, once you get up and get moving, you’ll be glad you did.

My favourite way to keep active:

Have a goal to aim for, it will keep you motivated.

The sport I like watching the most:

Football and athletics.

What sporting success looks like:

Achieving your goals and loving what you do.

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