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Our young Y leaders at the National Sports Convention

November 16, 2021 Voices of Young People

This Thursday (18 November), four young people of Y – Tia Sandhu, Samuel Pervere, Shulah Orloff, and Alex Jovanovski, will take part in a live panel discussion at the National Sports and Physical Activity Convention, currently underway from 11 November to 9 December. Their session Active Cities Encourage Physical Activity, Play and Recreation for Younger People – Or Do They? will be co-facilitated by Ross Kyrwood, Acting CEO Y Australia.

National Sports Convention
11th Nov to 9th Dec 2021
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Samuel Pevere is 14 years old and from the Snowy Monaro region in NSW. Samuel has been involved in the Y Australia’s Youth Advocacy Project this year and is an active member of the NSW Regional Youth Taskforce. Samuel joins us today as a passionate young member of his community who cares about young people being heard by everyone, not just local government, but on a state and federal level too.

Tia Sandhu is a Community Impact Officer from the Y WA. Tia’s background is in Sport and Recreation facility management having worked in both Perth and regional WA. Tia is also currently studying a Bachelor of Community Development.

Alex Jovanovski is a Project Officer with the Y Australia and our Office for Young People. Alex’s background is in the Sport & Rec industry with experience in sport at a for-purpose, community and semi-professional level, with a particular passion for inclusion.

Shulah Orloff is also an employee of the Y, working in the leadership team at the Carlton Baths Community Centre in Melbourne. Shulah’s biggest passion is around D+I, specifically for the communities around her. Taking every opportunity possible to help and work with communities to ensure as many people can be engaged with the wider community as possible.

Other Y speakers who will be represented at the conference are Susannah Le Bron, CEO the Y, NSW, joining a recreation industry panel discussion on ‘What we need to consider for the next decade to ensure success”  and Devan Seamans, Head of Marketing and Technology at the Y of SA who will be part of a panel on “Insights into the return on social investment.”

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