Taylah is currently undertaking a Dental Assistant traineeship at Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.
Taylah chose this career pathway to expand on her skills and knowledge in working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, empowering and educate the community and mob on the importance of oral/general health and to work together to close the gap.
During her traineeship Taylah has grown and overcame many barriers around her home and work. Taylah show’s great enthusiasm, always giving back to community and is a great role model for other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth.
In early 2020 Annette started a program for kids with special needs to get out of the house to be active, visible, and part of the community. Operating out of the Jindalee Jaguars, she facilitates a weekly session for children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy using Footy as the foundation of their exercise and movement program.
The sessions have been developed to allow for the participants, with the assistance of their carers, to kick, handball and run with the footy. With some special help from Coach Hudson, they are making a real difference to these kids and showing that an Auskick program for these kids is a great option. Annette is a Champion of our Community!
Nominated by Margaret Wilson, Fundraising Manager, Mater Foundation, Annie is a proud Lions fan who has raised over $11,000 for breast cancer treatment and research across a number of occasions including most recently the Mater Chick in Pin Fun Run. Incredible work Annie!
Maddi Potter –Ronald McDonald House Charities
Maddi has been a dedicated member of the fundraising team at Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland for the past three years.
She has worked tirelessly to raise essential funds to help support families with seriously ill or injured children.
As a dedicated fundraiser, Maddi won’t be only be cheering for Brisbane Lions tonight, she will be cheering on our volunteers who are selling 50-50 raffle tickets, with 50% of the proceeds going towards RMHC SEQ
Rata Bowerman – Valley Hearts
Rata is a Chaplin with Valley Hearts after starting the fully volunteer based not-for-profit 6 years ago with her partner Mo. Through Valley Hearts located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, Rata works tirelessly with those in community doing it tough, helping to find housing, temporary accommodation, as well as providing food and mental health support.
Paul Higgs – Mayne Junior Football Club
Paul creates a family friendly environment, provides great communication to parents and provides a quality experience for the next generation of players and fans. His efforts are recognised not only by his club but also AFL Queensland staff who value his contribution to Queensland footy.