Tadd is 26 and comes from a military family, but hasn’t followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, father and brother. His history of depression has affected his longevity in jobs, but he is still driven to succeed.
“I do deal with depression and I kinda want to do this to prove to other people who are in that rut [that it’s possible],” he says. “There’s no chance this is going to fail.”
Tadd’s military family tradition is evident in a unique, creative way — he has developed a live-action battle game called Battlecry where participants wear costumes and use specially developed rubber swords.
Where is he now?
Tadd made to through to the final 12 participants and after attending boot camp he continued to develop his business idea Battlecry because as he said, there was no chance it was going to fail. Tadd’s tenacity is now paying off with his role-playing game having grown to host regular weekly players in Sydney. His goal is to increase the number of regular players to over 300.
Striking a valuable partnership with the St. George Police Citizens Youth Clubs, Tadd is focussed on using Battlecry to improve the lives of more young people and is working with the PCYC to develop school holiday programs for kids. The programs aim to take children away from technology and develop their motor skills whilst improving relationships, getting regular exercise and having fun.
Tadd’s vision also includes strengthening the local community by using Battelcry to connect people who would never normally meet each other.