Fairfield Australia Day Ambassador

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Heal on benchFour-time Olympian, winning basketball player, coach, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and
brand ambassador Shane Heal has been named as Fairfield City Council’s Australia Day
ambassador for 2014.

Shane Heal is one of Australia’s most recognised personalities and sporting figures.

His profile was forged while representing Australia at four Olympic Games and playing
professionally for more than 20 years in Australia, Europe and the NBA. This included Captaining
the Sydney Kings to their first title.

After his retirement from playing, Shane earned a reputation as a successful entrepreneur and
businessman, while also showcasing his leadership through coaching. He is now head coach of
the Sydney Kings.

Shane’s high standard of excellence, hard work and passion allowed him to succeed in a sport
often reserved for taller athletes. His leadership, charisma and communications skills have
translated off the court in business and coaching.

At just 183cm (6ft) tall, Shane’s talent and determination to succeed helped him stand out in a
sport usually dominated by much taller men.

The Fairfield City Australia Day Community Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, 23
January 2014.

The ceremony will include the presentation of the 2014 Fairfield City Australia Day Community
Awards, where we will announce the 2014 Fairfield City Citizen, Young Citizen, Sports Achiever
and Volunteer of the Year, along with recipients of Australia Day medallions and certificates.

Council will also hold a small Citizenship Ceremony, an important opportunity to officially welcome
a small number of new citizens as full members of the Australian community.

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