NAIDOC WEEK 7-14 JULY 2019

Preston Campbell

2011
Sportsperson of the Year

Preston Campbell hails from Tinga in New South Wales and is a loved and respected National Rugby League player for the Gold Coast Titans.

Preston’s career highlights include winning the 2003 grand final and leading the Indigenous Dreamtime Team to victory against the New Zealand Maoris in 2008.

In 2010, Preston was the driving force behind a new Indigenous All Stars game. This annual event builds cultural connections across communities and is an important part of the healing process.

Preston says working together to create a better future is what the game is all about.

As an ambassador for the Titians’ Beyond Tomorrow program, Preston encourages year 12 students to make the transition to further education or employment.

Although his career has taken him a long way from Tinga, Preston has never forgotten his home town. He is currently working to make a difference there by helping to develop a community centre.