Ambassadors

Passion, power, influence. Few people possess these traits. Even fewer are willing to use them to create positive and meaningful change, but #CreateWelcome ambassadors do.

Jessica Tovey is an Australian actress who has worked in Australian film, television and theatre. Working in the industry for the past decade, she is best known for roles in Home and Away, Wonderland, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo and Underbelly: The Golden Mile. She has been an active ambassador for the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, speaking at conferences and media events. Jessica grew up in the multicultural inner-west Sydney suburb of Marrickville and from a young age has felt strongly about the importance for of diversity in culture in Australia.

“I’m creating welcome because I want my country to be a place where we treasure the richness of diversity. A place where new Australians who land on our shore, regardless of the vessel they came in, feel respected and valued in our communities. And simply because if it was me moving my life and family to the other side of the world, it would mean the world to me to be met with open arms.”

Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Jamie Young is one of the in-form players in the Hyundai A-League and is a proud ambassador of the #CreateWelcome campaign.

Of Scottish and Sri Lankan descent, Jamie returned to his hometown of Brisbane in 2014 after 13 years playing professional football in England.

Watch Jamie talk about #CreateWelcome on Fox Sports before Brisbane Roar’s 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets here. Read more on Jamie’s involvement in #CreasteWelcome on FourFourTwo here.