Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Local Hero

Nominee

2017 NSW Local Hero Nominee

Amna Karra-Hassan

Town: Auburn
State: New South Wales

Women’s football pioneer

Raised as the eldest of six children in a large Lebanese family in the suburbs of Western Sydney, Amna Karra-Hassan had no idea what Aussie Rules football was until adulthood. But as founder of the Auburn Giants and an ambassador for the Greater Western Sydney Giants national women's team, Amna is playing an integral role in the growth of the game from the grassroots to elite levels. Amna’s team welcomes players from a diverse range of backgrounds, and is demonstrating how sport can be a great vehicle to promote social inclusion. Challenging traditional ideas of femininity, Amna has strong links with her community, often speaking at schools to help young people question and redefine gender roles. Amna is proud to bring people together, break down stereotypes and act as a positive role model and mentor to other young women in her community. Best of all, Amna is inspiring western Sydney girls from all backgrounds to get involved in sport – and in life.

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