Tassie teen wins Be@Connected competition to interview Tim Paine, Australian Test Cricket Captain

Grade 7 student Nayton Martelli has been named winner of the Beacon Foundation’s Be@Connected Competition and will interview Australian Test Cricket Captain Tim Paine, in the final episode of Be@Connected.

The 12 episodes series has proven a winner to students across Australia who have been able to watch conversations with prominent speakers like the Australian Test Cricket Captain Tim Paine to Swimming World Champion Ariarne Titmus talk about topics relating to life skills.

Beacon Foundation has a long track record of engaging students in an online environment by linking education with industry and the future of work. Be@Connected was launched to support students through these uncertain times and is an additional program to the scheduled online learning resources Beacon is already offering.

The final episode of Be@Connected with Tim Paine and Nayton Martelli will explore resilience and how young people can overcome challenge. A skillset which most certainly have been a key aspect underpinning Tim’s sporting career.

“I go to Bayview Secondary Collage which is Tim Paine’s old school. I’m looking forward to ask Tim what tips he has to people my age to achieve their goals, especially knowing he went to the same school I did”

Tim Paine says he has enjoyed the time as a Beacon Foundation Ambassador of Be Connected.

“Be@Connected has proven to be a great avenue to share my own experiences and insights to help motivate and inspire Australia’s young people.”

“It’s offered a chance to join together to help inspire our future generation.”


Scott Harris, CEO of Beacon Foundation says each episode and speaker has presented a unique viewpoint, “We’ve had incredible support from speakers from all walks of life and industries joining Be@Connected to share their stories with the young people”


“We are excited to have a fellow Be@Connected listener take over for our final episode. It will be an opportunity of a lifetime for Nayton to interview Tim Paine along with providing great practical experiences he can bring back to school later”


All Be@Connected episodes can be viewed on Beacon Foundation’s YouTube channel where they will be available throughout Term Two.