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Active Geelong’s ambassadors are representatives from across the Geelong region who are living an Active Geelong lifestyle. They are people from different walks of life who are demonstrating how to be active in all shapes and forms. They understand the importance of moving their bodies to stay healthy and well.

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Janet Ashton

Personal Trainer & Nurse

Janet is a qualified personal trainer who loves working with community groups and is a passionate advocate for Active Geelong. Janet is also a qualified Nurse
Peter Murrihy

City of Greater Geelong Councillor

City of Greater Geelong Councillor, Peter Murrihy, is passionate about physical activity, mental health and social connections through local Geelong sporting clubs.
Jeremy Taylor


Jeremy has a strong interest in physical activity as an ex-professional AFL player, a current avid runner and triathlete and Medical Doctor/Physician.
Kristy Harris

Professional Boxer & Mental Health Advocate

Kristy is a professional Boxer who has represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games. She is a strong advocate for physical activity and mental health and is ambassador for many organisations in this space
Renee Garing

Teacher & Retired AFLW Geelong Cats Player

Renee is a committed teacher, new Mum and retired Geelong Cats AFLW player. Her community service is outstanding and we are proud to have her as an Active Geelong ambassador
Roxie Bennett

Media & Events Professional

Roxie is a high-level communicator, author, radio co-host and events professional. Her positivity is infectious and her determination to see those around her succeed, gives others the courage and confidence to become to best they can be.
Jakara Anthony

Winter Olympic Gold Medallist

Jakara is a Winter Olympic Gold Medallist in the sport of Freestyle Mogul Skiing. She also studies part-time at Deakin University.
Richard Colman AM

World and Paralympic Champion

Richard is a world champion and Paralympic athlete. He also plays wheelchair basketball in the local Geelong league and enjoys regular swimming as part of his cross training.
Rory Costelloe

Executive Director, Villawood Properties

Rory provides hands-on oversight of Villawood Properties’ numerous developments across Geelong, Melbourne, regional Victoria.
Jess Gulli-Nance

Financial Adviser, dfp Advisory Partner, Athlete & Mum

Jess studied a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in Geelong followed by a Certified Financial Planning course and is a Financial Adviser. As an athlete she has represented Australia at the highest level.
Kathy is a GP working in holistic health. She encourages patients to take responsibility for their health and in this way work on lifestyle including diet, work/leisure balance, and achievable increases in exercise.