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Connecting with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to learn more about the differing cultures, lands, history and people

2021 Athlete Ambassadors

The athlete ambassadors selected for Share a Yarn are a mix of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) athletes and non-ATSI athletes and will be involved for a 12 month period, which includes community visits, remaining in contact and supporting communities through online video messaging, community event appearances and sharing their learning back to their sport.

Alumni Athletes

Athlete Ambassadors

Athletes involved in the program will:

Share Journeys
  1. Completing induction
  2. Group training
  3. Goal setting & planning
Share Yarns
  1. Yarn with prominent ATSI community members
  2. Supporting & visiting organisations & Initiatives in ATSI communities
Share Learnings
  1. Presenting in the greater community
  2. Advocating in sport
  3. Sharing awareness through media, events & campaigns

Outcomes for athletes

Increased knowledge of ATSI culture, land and people
Improved role modelling behaviour and capability
Skill development
Opportunity to share learnings as a role model
Exposure through AIS social channels and media opportunities
Opportunity to connect to their community for improved personal wellbeing and performance
Networking with organisations in communities and at associated events facilitated by AIS


Program will run from March 2021 to November 2021 and will operate around the Olympics and Paralympics for those athletes attending.

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