Saturday, October 21, 2017

Update on Matthew Napier’s walk

February 14, 2013 by  

Perth Launch_Matt and crowd with banner walking down murray st mall
The Global Poverty Walk commenced in early February 2013. The walk started in Perth and will travel across the Nullarbor and on to Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra before finishing in Sydney in late June.

Matt, a Global Poverty Ambassador and mad AFL fan, will walk the entire route, approximately 4,400km bouncing an AFL footy, something that has never been done before.

This walk comes on the back of his highly successful ride from Perth to Canberra in April/May 2012 which concluded at half time in the GWS v Gold Coast AFL game in front of a crowd of 8,500 footy fans.
Matt has now being walking for 13 days and just past Coolgardie which is located 30 km from Kalgoorlie. So far he has walked 560km and has roughly 3850 km left until he returns back to Canberra.
But he said as much as he is enjoying the walk it hasn’t all been that easy. With the temperature being above 300 for most days, including the next week where temperatures is going to be above 400 all week. Matt has been struggling with sunburn on his bottom lip which he was made to wear a peace of cardboard to cover his lips. Blisters have been the major problem so far.
He is getting closer to Norseman which will begin his long stretch across the Nullarbor plains and into Adelaide. You can follow Matt’s process on
• The Global Poverty walk (overview) – Google Maps
• The Global Poverty Walk on Facebook.


Matt bouncing into Coolgardie

Matt at sign for 527km from Perth


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