TALK THURSDAY 'Helping others kick goals'

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Presenter:  Alan Tongue

Date: Jul 06, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Contact person:  Kimberly Beebe
T: 0415 507 337

Location:  Orange 3 Theatre, CDU Casuarina Campus

Australia Day Council NT proudly presents ACT Australian of the Year, Alan Tongue, during his Tour of Honour in the Northern Territory.

Alan will talk about his life after retiring from a stellar sporting career in 2011, and how he decided to dedicate his talents to help young people in the youth justice system, make the most of the cards they’d been dealt. Alan created an ‘Aspire Program’ to rehabilitate young people and equip them with life skills to make positive choices. The program has since expanded to include other disengaged youth in Canberra’s schools. Alan also conducts workshops called ‘Voice Against Violence’ in partnership with the National Rugby League to help youth develop positive relationships, avoid substance abuse and promote gender equality.

He is determined to tackle family violence, and travels throughout the ACT and NSW to educate football players and High School students about how they can eradicate family violence, and partnering with Barnardos, Alan teaches young people how to build healthy and respectful relationships.

Alan Tongue is a former Canberra Raiders captain and representative rugby league player – more on his profile: