Nova peris supports
good for kids. good for life.
Australia's first Aboriginal Olympic gold medalist Nova Peris, is a passionate advocate for health and wellbeing, especially for Indigeous people.
Best known for her impressive sporting career, Nova has achieved things that many people only dream of; not only winning one Olympic, and two Commonwealth Games Gold Medals, but also being a part of an elite group of athletes that have competed in two different sports at an Olympic Games level (Hockey and Athletics).
Nova was also the first person to carry the Olympic flame on Australian soil for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Since retiring from her International sporting career, Nova has become a recognised and accepted face for Indigenous Rights and an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
A mother of four, and Grandmother to one, Nova is a proud supporter of the Good for Kids. Good for Life. program and hopes to be a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Hunter New England region, to promote the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle.
NSW Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout Carnival 2009
Nova Peris attended the Knockout, held in Armidale on the October long weekend, to promote healthy eating and physical activity with Aboriginal parents and families.
Click here to see photos from the Knockout
NSW Koori Netball Tournament 2009
The NSW Koori Netball Tournament was held at Charlestown Netball Courts on October 23rd and 24th this year. The tournament is designed to encourage Aboriginal to take part in an active and healthy lifestyle through their involvement in sport and physical activity.
Nova attended the tournament to promote healthy eating and physical activity, and to cheer on the various teams participating from around the state.