Role Models

Champion Life Role Models provide ideal figures for students to aspire to and emulate. Their diversity in age, gender, ethnicity, knowledge, skills and personality caters for the diversity of characteristics in participating students. Being able to relate to the role models, or hold them in high esteem, helps students to engage with the Champion Life resource and embrace positive health and wellbeing practices.

Below are some of our real life role models:

Australian Long Jumper

My ambition is to be a successful athlete. I would love to make the Olympics, start making major finals and crack that 7m barrier, but I also want to make a positive influence not only in the sporting community but in the world around me. More
Brisbane, Australia
Jacob Butler (Shakey) is a young, self-taught artist based in Fremantle. Jacob works in many mediums including acrylics, oils, pastel and aerosol. Jacob’s essential tremo... More

Founder at Good Karma Effect

I have been a Head prefect, University student, a personal trainer, a zookeeper, a rugby player, a house owner, an international travel guide in France, a home renovator, c... More Read Interview

Artist & Designer

Leon Zhan is an aspiring artist and graphic designer currently studying at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Graphic Design and Digital Technologies. He is a self-ta... More
Melbourne, Australia

Smart Pups Assistance Dogs Trainer & former Pro Surfer

Smart Pups are passionate about helping children and their families to achieve greater quality of life through the loving companionship of a Smart Pup – and a furry best ... More
Sunshine Coast, Australia

Hockey Champion

Australian Junior Hockey Team Captain and Education University student.

AFLW Brisbane Lions forwards coach & former Prof. AFL Player

Brent is a super fit guy who loves working with young people to help them see the benefits physical activity has in living a great life.
Brisbane, Australia

Down Syndrome ambassador

Perth, Western Australia
A former Jetts Fitness Personal Trainer of the Year, Paul has a tremendous passion for seeing people become happy, healthy people. More

Personal Trainer, 2018 CPTW Entrepreneur of the Year & Gym Owner

Mandurah, Western Australia

Motivational Speaker, Wellness Coach, Exercise Scientist and business owner

Founder of Alternatively Healthy

Founder of JBN Project

I believe that the best impact that people can have is on the other side of what they are really good at, so we encourage people to be their very best in everything they do, in order to be able to help the most people! More
Melbourne, Australia
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Synchro Swimmer

"Call it fate, luck, or a gift from the universe, I was dealt a strong blow to the head during training and in an unprecedented turn of events, it set me on the path to joining the Australian National Synchro Team, and then the Olympics." More
Perth, Western Australia

Specialist skills coach & former AFL player

Kane played for the West Coast Eagles (2014-2016) and Carlton Football Club (2009-2014). He now works as a specialist skills coach at the Winning Edge Academy.

Director at Chatterbox Public Relations

Nicola is a movie and TV publicist. She has a business called "Noosa Running Tours" where she takes running and walking tours of beautiful national parks aro... More
Noosa, Australia

Surgeon and Researcher

Professor Fiona Wood is one of Australia’s most innovative and respected surgeons and researchers. A highly skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon and world leading b... More
Perth, Western Australia

Personal Trainer at Jetts Mandurah

Mandurah, Western Australia

Co-owner of Happy Feet Fitness

Otherwise known as Captain Cam! Cam was 'Captain Starlight' for the Starlight Foundation for many years before developing Happy Feet with his wife Donna. A programme w... More

Creative Movement Specialist

Stacey is the founder of The Creative Movement Group where she leads a team who deliver artistic preparation to sports like Gymnastics, Ice dancing and Sychronised Swimming

Co-founder of Equal Playing Field & IDA Sport

Laura is co-founder of Equal Playing Field and IDA Sports. Equal Playing Field believes sport leads to strong and healthy individuals, builds confidence, gives great joy an... More

Founder of Council for Young Africans Living Abroad (CYALA)

Nkosana Mafico is a 23 year old African Australian changemaker who is passionate about advancing humanity through business. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nkosana moved to Brisb... More
Brisbane, Australia

Magician, Actor & Blogger

Lawson has performed all across Australia as well as the International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Magic Festival. Lawson loves that magic gets to be a part... More Read Interview

B-girl Performer, Producer & Choreographer

Leah (aka B-girl Flix) has been known for the past 15 years as a professional dancer, choreographer, actor and performer, touring extensively nationally and internationally... More
Queensland, Australia

NFP Director, Writer, Editor, Speaker, Advisor

My dream would be to fly helicopters for a job but you need good eyes for that. Instead, I work in public health, helping people get access to support when they need it.&nb... More
Perth, Western Australia
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Beyond Blue Ambassador & student at ECU

Mitchy is studying PE Teaching at Edith Cowan University in Perth.
Perth, Western Australia

Director of Information Technology at Champion Life

After starting out volunteering in inner-city schools, Jesse began a 20-year career as a Microsoft systems engineer. He always found time to support worthy causes and ... More
Sunshine Coast, Australia

Triple Olympian & Coach of Perth Run Club

Sarah decided she wanted to be an Olympian at age 9. She achieved her goal of going to the Olympics 3 times (2000, 2004, 2008) in the 1500 metres running.
Perth, Western Australia
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