Darren Godwell, 2020

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Thank you, Darren, for your extensive, varied and transformational work with First Nations peoples, the West End Community, and beyond.

Darren was the president of the West End Community Association for 7 years, and supported events such as the Kurilpa Derby, the West End Block Party, West End Film Festival, and was involved in winning new parks and green space including Riverside Drive and Bunyapa Parks. He volunteered at Junction Park State School, the West End State School and Scott Street Kindy. Descendant of the Kokoberen peoples of Cape York, he transformed the Stronger Smarter Institute into Australia’s biggest indigenous initiative in education, he lifted revenues from $3 million to $22 million per annum for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services. He is also an advisor to the National Rugby League Commission, as Deputy Chair of their Indigenous Advisory Council.