Post retirement Nathan has been drawn towards a career helping others. He has been an ambassador for White Ribbon Day, works for NRL One Community, is a spokesperson for ClubSafe, an ambassador for Harmony Day and a NSW PSC Ambassador, amongst other roles. “I don’t know whether it was my upbringing? My parents’ influence? I think you just get to a point in your life where you know you can give back. It’s a no brainer,” he says.
Stormie Mills started painting in 1984 and has since then been exploring the human condition through his work taking his iconic characters off the walls in the streets and onto canvas in the gallery. The last five years have seen significant development for Perth-based Stormie who now works full time on his practice, continuing in his pursuit to understand what drives our deepest desires and emotions.
The rugby player’s determination drew Stormie to Nathan. “I know they get knocked down and they’ve gotta get back up and they gotta keep running. It’s an interesting psyche, that tenacity to keep going. Life can be a bit like that for a lot of people, they've gotta keep going. That thing of getting back up and keeping going is really important in terms of our survival but it’s not a physical but a mental thing.”