There are two specific Respite facilities for AIS athletes and coaches, 'Basil Sellers Moruya' and 'Basil Sellers Tweed'. The Moruya based facility has been operating for 18 years and the one on the Tweed coast since 2006 when Mark and his wife left Moruya to replicate the centre for AIS Units in South East Queensland.
Since their relocation to Tweed Heads, Mark and his wife, Delma have regularly visited the six AIS Sports Units in South East Queensland to talk about the importance of respite. Their speciality units included the AIS men's and Women's Cricket centres.
AIS Cricket Head Coach Greg Chappell is supportive of Respite and its intrinsic value. Just last year, he gave an interview to the Australian Missionary News IPTV discussing the benefits.
Each year the AIS Cricket Unit brings in a new intake of bright young cricketers who are briefed by Mark Tronson on Respite. Mark has been around Cricket for half of his life and was the Australian Cricket Team Chaplain for 17 years. Since moving to the Tweed he has continued to spread the Respite message.
The video's Mark played at his recent presentation were from the Australian Missionary News IPTV website. The first was an interview with Mr Basil Sellers AM who supports Respite for elite athletes. The second video featured Margaret Court who is of the opinion that it is really important for one to make time for Respite and enjoy the support of a team.
To conclude the session, M V Tronson introduced the new AIS Cricket intake lads to Tim Wilson from Youth With A Mission (YWAM). He inspirationally spoke about his missions in India where young people would flock to play cricket with the YWAM team members. In impoverished nations 'sport' is a wonderful vehicle to break down barriers. The AIS cricketers have since departed on their 2010 experience tour to India.