Red Cross is delighted to announce Neville Jetta from Melbourne AFL Football Club as our new Ambassador.
Friday May 15, 2015
Neville Jetta: "I want to be able to use my football to motivate young Indigenous kids to keep trying."
Australian Red Cross is delighted to announce the appointment of Neville Jetta from Melbourne AFL Football Club as our new Ambassador.
"We're proud to welcome Neville Jetta as a Red Cross Ambassador and look forward to sharing his passion and drive with the people we support in our family and community programs," said Australian Red Cross CEO Robert Tickner.
"Neville will be a great role model for our juvenile detention program in Melbourne, and will play a valuable mentoring role in the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities we partner with around the country.
"Neville can use his growing success on the field to mentor young offenders in Red Cross' juvenile detention programs, to help them turn their lives around.
"Neville is an impressive role model for all young people, and he'll also be an inspiration for more than one hundred Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Red Cross staff and the many people we work with in Indigenous communities," said Robert Tickner.
Neville Jetta is excited to take up the role as a Red Cross Ambassador:
"I want to be able to use my football to motivate young Indigenous kids to keep trying, to finish school and work hard to make something of themselves," said Neville Jetta.
"I'd like to show young Indigenous kids that they are not alone, that I have had similar experiences to them and I know what it's like. Being a Red Cross Ambassador will give me this opportunity.
"My partner worked for Red Cross and I've seen the great work they do in their family and community programs. I'm keen to support them where I can," said Neville Jetta.
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