Nova Peris OAM OLY Book as a speaker/entertainer for your next event
Key Points for Nova Peris OAM OLY
- Nova Peris OAM OLY holds a unique place in the Australian sporting pantheon. The first Aboriginal person and first Northern Territorian to win an Olympic Gold Medal playing for the Hockeyroos that defeated South Korea 3-16, Nova promptly switched sports to follow her dream to run for Australia.
- Nova is the only person on the planet to make back-to-back Summer Olympic Games finals, consecutive Olympics in different sports!
- Nova is the first Aboriginal women to sit in the Federal Parliament as Senator for the Northern Territory. She served in multiple Senate Committees, including the Education and Employment References Committee, Finance and Public Administration Legislation and References Committees and the Senate Community Affairs Legislation and References Committees. She was also madam acting deputy president of the Senate.
- Nova now has her own charity, the Nova Peris Foundation
- She has a bronze statue in Federation Square, Melbourne.
Topics for Nova Peris OAM OLY
- Achieving firsts
- Overcoming barriers and challenges
- Olympic Games
Testimonials for Nova Peris OAM OLY
Nova was excellent. Her insight into the struggles of the aboriginal community was enlightening and helped raise awareness within our business.