Australian Olympic Committee

The Australian Olympic Change-Maker™ program recognises students who are demonstrating the Olympic spirit - friendship, sportsmanship and striving for excellence – both on and off the playing field, through leadership and driving positive change in their school or local community.

2021 National Change-Makers

  • Sarah Marriott - St Catherine's School
  • Keeley Marx - Yarra Valley Grammar
  • Jack Howell - Kambrya College
  • Matthew Day - Mckinnon Secondary College
  • Lara Carroll - Narara Valley High School
  • Matthew Ginn - Avondale School
  • Jay Louison-Roe - Kirrawee High School
  • Joel Tracey - Kooringal High School
  • Aiyahna Browning - Longreach State High School
  • Kristen O'Shea - Gordonvale State High School
  • Blake Iles - Rockhampton State High School
  • Elijah Zuckerman - University of Canberra High School
  • Naadirah Peer - Runcorn State High School
  • Ashleigh Burns - Canberra Girls Grammar School
  • Lachlan Brewer - Riverside High School
  • Kendylle Byers - Oatlands District High School
  • Emma Stark - O'Loughlin Catholic College
  • Hannah-Rose Simmonds - Nhulunbuy Christian College
  • Chelsea Trent - Guildford Grammar School
  • Ged Street - Aquinas College
  • Ashlee Harwood - Mater Dei College
  • Kate Haines - Cleve Area School
  • Jesse Isaac - Endeavour College
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Brook Hanson explains how the Australian Olympic Change-Maker program works

How it Works

Nominate up to two students per school from years 10-12 who demonstrate Olympic Spirit and are driving change in their school or communities.

2021 nominations are closed but you can register your interest for 2022.

Over the past years, the Australian Olympic Change-Maker program has showcased the incredible work being achieved by young Australians. From major projects, to small acts of positivity, we have seen the impact youth can have on their communities. Activities undertaken by Change-Makers have included, volunteering at their local sporting clubs, supporting seniors in their community, coaching juniors, and organising school activities to promote health and well being.

This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise and applaud students for their achievements.

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For Teachers

The Australian Olympic Change-Maker program celebrates young Australians who ‘Power the Change'. This is an opportunity to have your students recognised for their fantastic work in creating positive social impact  - find out more.

2021 nominations are closed but you can register your interest for 2022.

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For Students and Parents

Be empowered and connect with other young leaders around the country.

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Change-Maker Forum & National Summit

The Forum and Summit provide a platform for Change-Makers to share ideas and be immersed in a unique Olympic experience as well as learning first-hand from Olympians

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Join the Change-Maker Hub

Stay connected and be part of the Olympic Community.

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