It's a long way from the streets of St Kilda and Kings Cross to a retreat centre in the quiet leafy surrounds of Medlow Bath.
But that is the path travelled by Tencho as she transformed herself from junkie living on the streets to Buddhist nun leading meditation classes.
When he wasn't stopping goals as the keeper, he was scoring them as a striker. Matt Dyer, 18, from Winmalee fell to his death at the Hawkesbury Lookout just over three months ago. Now he is being remembered in an annual soccer scholarship.