Darryl is of Indigenous Australian descent, grew up in Alice Springs in Central Australia and comes from a strong line of Arrernte women.
Darryl was an Australian Football League player with the Brisbane Lions for 15 years. This gave Darryl the opportunity to work in rural, remote and urban community areas with youth through education and football. That continued after retirement, working with remote communities in NT, QLD and parts of WA with Organisations such as QLD Health, NT Health, QLD Sports and Recreation, Beyond Blue, Lifes a Ball, Hoops for Health, Stride Foundation (White Lion) and Arm Tour.
Darryl worked extensively with youth promoting positive Health and Educational experiences. He has over 10 years experience working for Brisbane and Townsville Catholic Education at Marist College Ashgrove and Abergowrie College as an Indigenous Support Officer and Boarding Co-Ordinator.
Through professional and past experiences, Darryl recognises and acknowledges the obligations that are required to make progress and change for a positive future for our First Nations People.
Education is the key!