First Nations Applications Coordinator Appointment

The Board of Athletics North Queensland is happy to announce the appointment of Rachel Dean as First Nations Applications Coordinator.

Rachel, a Gooreng Gooreng and Girramay girls,  is a graduate of the Indigenous Marathon Mission. A run chief of Cairns Lethal Runners and Walkers, Rachel has been concerned in leisure working for a while and solely lately competed in her 3rd Marathon on the Gold Coast.

Athletics North Queensland’s Basic Supervisor Dayne O’Hara stated Rachel’s appointment to the position supplies an thrilling time for North Queensland to ascertain sturdy connections and actions within the communities. Rachel’s leisure working expertise combined along with her ardour for the game is what’s required to ascertain sustainable athletics applications for years to come back.

Rachel’s portfolio might be taking care of the re-establish Athletics for the Outback Program, the intention to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their communities the chance to take part in athletics frequently whereas growing the group possession and administration of athletics in chosen communities that features Weipa, Thursday Island and Bamaga. That is a part of the Nationwide First Nations program managed by Athletics Australia. Queensland has been very profitable through the years by these applications to embed athletics into the communities, with Normanton and Surrounds Athletics membership certainly one of many examples of success.

Rachel stated she was excited to tackle the brand new place at Athletics North Queensland and is wanting ahead to enjoying a vital position within the Athletics for the Outback area in shaping the way forward for the game.

Rachel commenced work at Athletics North Queensland on the 5 July.

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