HELPING YOUTH AND FURTHERING EDUCATION
Q AWhat’s next on the horizon for you in 2018?
I returned home to Cairns from PNG last October when my father passed and after taking some time off, have started my own consultancy business, called Hoop Dreaming Management. I’m passionate about helping young people reach their potential, so many of the services provided are focused on the youth sector. I’m also big on community engagement and with all the negative media around the increasing youth crime levels in Cairns, I’m motivated to help drive programs that combat this trend. I’ve also commenced study towards my master’s degree in business administration.
The Australian Indigenous Basketball team claimed the trans-Tasman Basketball Championship three-peat in Cairns recently. That must have been a great feeling to do it in front of friends and family?
AWe’ve always been keen to see the series against the New Zealand Maori national team in Cairns. That became a reality at the end of last year and it was a sensational feeling winning a third straight campaign in front of the FNQ faithful. I think the community really enjoyed the excitement of the games and in particular, watching local hoops heroes like Deba George (right), Kerry Williams and Curt Ah Wang in action on the same team.