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Kate Malpass

Kate Malpass

Youth of the Year

Kate Malpass, a Noongar girl from Perth, has been defying the odds since birth.

Being told she would never have full strength in one of her arms, she went on to play, and excel, in every sport at school.

At just 13 years of age, Kate was part of the under 16 National Championships for basketball. She has been part of two national championship basketball teams, including the Perth Lynxs team, which she captained to victory.

Off the court, Kate has completed a degree in physiotherapy and now lives in Melbourne, working as the first Aboriginal physiotherapist for the Richmond Football Club.

An outstanding role model, Kate also mentors for the David Wirrpanda Foundation and is passionate about helping younger girls through the Deadly Sista Girlz Program.

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