Michael Crossland is an extraordinary young man who has defied the odds of a life threatening cancer to build a life of exceptional achievements. An accomplished businessman and an elite sportsman, his life is a remarkable success.Read More
Glen Gerreyn will help change your life.
At age 17 Glen, a champion athlete, was struck by an illness that quickly ended his Olympic dreams and sporting career. He triumphed over every challenge, and shifted his focus to community development. His efforts were soon recognised nationally as Young Australian of the Year for Queensland, Community Service.Read More
The remarkable story of Tony Hoang is the subject of a powerful and confronting 2012 SBS documentary “Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta”.
The young Tony, son of Vietnamese refugees, grew up in poverty in the then drug capital of Australia, Cabramatta. Like many refugees from the Vietnam War, Tony’s parents’ hopes of a safe new home for their families were crushed by the heroin culture that overtook the lives of their children.Read More
Sami made the switch from Alpine Skiing to Ski Cross in 2008 – progressing through the international events until 2011 when she made her first top-ten in a World Cup and in the same year married Australian Cross Country skiing athlete and 2010 Olympian - Ben Sim.Read More
Joany Badenhorst is an Australian Paralympian who was selected to compete in Para-snowboard cross at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi. She would have been the first female snowboarder to represent Australia at the Winter Paralympics, but was forced to withdraw from her event after suffering an injury to her left knee whilst training on the morning of the event.Read More
Jordan O’Reilly has a BA in Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from the University of Sydney and has won numerous awards for his innovative work in the disability sector in the past four years, including the Foundation for Young Australians Changemaker of the Year Award 2014, a Myer Foundation Innovation Fellowship 2015, Sydney University’s Young Alumni Achievement Award 2015 and NSW State Finalist Young Australian of the Year Award 2015/16.Read More
Dan was one of Queensland’s brightest young sailing stars on a path to representing Australia at the Olympic Games in the 470 class.
Soon after leaving school, in one moment, his life was forever altered.
Dan was in Sydney for Olympic class sailing regatta when he attended a yacht club party with other teenage sailors. He was pushed into the water by a group of the teens and broke his neck, becoming a quadriplegic.Read More
23-year-old blind surfer, Derek Rabelo is one of the most inspiring young sportsmen alive today.
Derek’s courage and skill captured the imagination of young people around the world following this year’s release of the movie Beyond Sight (www.beyondsightmovie.com) which chronicles his amazing quest to surf the massive waves of Pipeline, Hawaii.Read More
Terrence is an engaging and infectious TV and Radio personality with a unique ability to connect with his audience. He works as a Radio Announcer on SEA FM (Gosford)/HOPE 103.2FM and is a freelance writer for Smooth FM is a regular guest on Channel 7’s “The Morning Show”, as well as a TV presenter on Positive Hits TV/Radio .Read More
Nick Farr-Jones is one of the most popular speakers in Australia today. He is a natural leader with an innate ability to motivate. He played an integral part in the success of the Wallabies and was an inspiration to his teammates.
Nick captained the team that brought home the Rugby Union World Cup in 1991, the 1992 Bledisloe Cup and convincingly defeated the Springboks in August 1992. He was Australia’s most-capped scrum half and its most-capped captain.Read More