10 has confirmed that AFL Superstar Simon Black is set to tackle his greatest challenge yet: 50 days, no shelter, minimal food, epic physical tests and an island full of mind games.
Joining the Champions tribe for this year’s Australian Survivor, Simon will have to call on all of his physical and mental toughness in order to beat his competitors and become the Sole Survivor.
One of the most decorated players in recent AFL history, the former Brisbane Lions Captain was a three-time premiership player, AFL Rising Star Nominee, Brownlow Medallist, Norm Smith Medallist, three-time All Australian team member and was also awarded Club Best & Fairest three times.
Since his retirement in 2013, Simon held a position as Assistant Coach at his former club and in 2016, Simon founded the Simon Black Australian Rules Academy, a full time sport and educational program which provides pathways for students to pursue university and fitness qualifications while training and playing AFL.
On the Australian Survivor experience ahead of him, Simon said: “The combination of physical and mental challenges seemed like something that would stretch me as a person. The gamesmanship will be a big challenge, but I am very excited to get out there and I am going to do my absolute best.”
Australian Survivor: Champions V Contenders Premieres Wednesday, 24 July At 7.30pm. Only On 10