We acknowledge Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to elders past and present.
Australian Football League Legend
and Australian of the Year
Adam Goodes is an Adnyamathanha and Narungga man and community leader. There are not too many names bigger in Australian sport than his. Dual Australian Football League premiership player, dual Brownlow Medalist, four-time All-Australian, member of the Indigenous Team of the Century and Representative in the International Rules Series, Adam holds an elite place in Australian Football League/Victorian Football League history.
He is a name that transcends the football field. In 2014, Adam was named the 2014 Australian of the Year. This distinguished award was in recognition of Adam’s community work aimed at empowering the next generation of Indigenous role models as well as his advocacy in the fight against racism and discrimination.
Adam is equally known for his involvement and leadership within the Indigenous community. Since retiring from football, he has set up the GO Foundation, and works with both the corporate world and non-profit sector on numerous important causes and campaigns.
23rd World Congress | Sydney, Australia
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