Travels from: ACT
2017 Australian of the Year for ACT.
Categories: Health & Lifestyle, Inspirational, Motivational Speakers, Resilience, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Alan Tongue understands the importance of inspiring greatness. As a representative rugby league player and former Canberra Raiders Captain, Alan inspired many young players.
Tongue created the Aspire Program to equip youth and young adults with the skills to make their own life choices. His retirement from football in 2011, saw Alan take on a meaningful role to support young people in the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre to understand how to cope with everyday life and the difficult situations they have found themselves in.
Working with Barnardos, youth in New South Wales and the ACT are learning how to live healthier lives, make wise choices and and build relationships that work.
Having excellent leadership skills and a renowned work ethic make Tongue an in-demand speaker. Alan believes in motivating attendees to dream big and aim high.
His dedication in helping others achieve using physical- based learning and mentoring programs has cemented Alan’s place as 2017 Australian of the Year for ACT.