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 LPF_GF_FB77Jeff Robson

Jeff is an Australian professional rugby league player who currently plays for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League.

Robson made his NRL debut for the Manly sea Eagles in 2004 against the Cronulla Sharks. After only making 6 appearances in 4 years with Manly, Robson signed for Paramatta Eels at the start of 2009. He played 61 games over 3 years for the Eels. In 2012 Robson joined the Sharks, settling for 4 years playing 92 games in that time.

While professional footballers are sometimes criticised for having too much time on their hands, nothing could be further from the truth in regards to the veteran half back. Whilst playing for Cronulla, his wife Gabi travelled to and from the city for work, so either side of training sessions, he spent most time looking after daughter Charlotte and taking her to and from her special school.

Charlotte is one of more than 120,000 Australians who have been diagnosed with autism. She’s in the minority, because only 20 per cent are females.

Robson joined the New Zealand Warriors for the 2016 season.[ The flexibility offered by the Warriors has made the decision to move away from his family easier. Wife Gabi and their three-year-old daughter Charlotte will remain in Sydney while Robson will split his time between the two countries. A very personal journey, Jeff is committed to raising awareness of Autism and explaining the importance of support to all those he encounters.  Not unlike Luke Priddis himself, every opportunity should be taken to use your own profile to advocate for those in need and in our case – ASD is a part life!


Tyler Hudson

 

Tyler Hudson

Born in Texas, Tyler grew up the youngest of four sons in a hardworking, oil-field family.

In search of adventure, he left for Australia at 18 to pursue his love of music. Whilst studying at Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, he met the love of his life, Libby. She seduced him back to her hometown of Echuca, a small town in Country Victoria, where they were married on Tyler’s 21st birthday. After a brief year in Victoria, the newlyweds returned to Texas.

Tyler’s love for music eventually led him to pick up a guitar and stand behind a microphone at a church service or two. What began as attempting to meet a need musically has grown into a profession for Tyler.

After 3 years in the states, Tyler and Libby celebrated the birth of their son Lyric. Soon after, Libby and Lyric were involved in a serious car accident which caused Tyler to move back to Australia so that his wife could be with her family. Their son Lyric was diagnosed as having High Functioning Autism when he was 2. They have since had two baby girls named Loxley and Billie Jean.

Raising their son has been the most challenging yet rewarding experience of their lives. Tyler has a heart to see not only his son, but all children on the ASD spectrum achieve the highest quality of life possible. He believes that each child has a purpose and destiny as an individual and desires to see their potential fulfilled.

Tyler was a Top 24 artist on Season 5 of The X Factor in Australia.


Tori Drake

Tori Darke

Once in a while a musician comes along whose talent is ageless and who instantly turns heads… country singer songwriter Tori Darke is one of these artists. Since stepping into the public spectrum as a 16-year-old, Tori has been dubbed as one of the most promising young country artists on the Australian music scene. Her powerful vocals, heartbreakingly beautiful voice, passionate songwriting and mesmerising on-stage presence has seen her make a huge impact within the industry.   She’s already shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, an incredible achievement for an up-and-coming performer, who is forging her own way and breaking the mould as she goes.

She is the full package, beautiful voice, sensational stage presence and the ability to pen songs that either makes you want to dance, or bring you close to tears. The emotion she packs into her songwriting and her ability to translate this over in her performance is something many artists only dream of achieving. The swag of award nominations she has under her belt should come as no surprise considering the hard work she’s put into her career so far.

Releasing her debut album Dreams & Chances in 2011, the album hit #5 on the ARIA charts, sitting in the top echelons alongside the likes of Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift.


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Paige Hadley

A Penrith District Netball Association junior, Paige signed with the NSW Swifts for the 2013 ANZ Championship, following seven appearances for the team in 2012 as an injury replacement player.

A dynamic mid-courter, Paige rose to prominence in the Australian Netball League, as an injury replacement player for the Netball NSW Blues in 2010, before being named in the Netball NSW Waratahs 2011 team, helping the team to its maiden ANL title.

During her first ANZ Championship season as a contracted player in 2013, Paige was named in the Australian 21/U Team for the 2013 World Youth Netball Championships, and following the conclusion of the domestic season, was selected in her first Australian Diamonds Squad.

Hadley featured in every NSW Swifts game in her debut season and was game MVP in her second appearance for the Diamonds. Her 2013 ANZ Championship season was capped off with winning the first NSW Swifts Coaches’ Award.

Paige was also presented the 2013 Australian 21U Player of the Year award at the Netball Australia Awards in mid-October.


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