Rights and Freedom
Rights and Freedoms
AMS Health Heros
Greg Inglis working for the health of Aboriginal Australians.
A different goal
Inglis hopes to inspire young Aborignial people on and off the field.
Souths Cares working towards economic, social and educational equality for Aboriginal Australians.
Short term successes
Through his work with the Aboriginal Medical service, Inglis has become an ambassador for Aboriginal health, promoting regular doctors visits and raising awareness for youth diabetes, drug and alcohol abuse and cancer.
He also holds camps for people of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders heritage to help them reconnect with their culture through language, dance and hunting. His goal is to reeducated young Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders about the culture they have been disconnected from.
Inglis also sponsors many aspiring athletes including a rugby league team of young Indigenous men, to whom he donated $3000 towards their European football tour, without even meeting them. He also organised for two young runners to train in Jamaica with Olympic champion Usain Bolt's support team.
Inglis also supports Oxfam Australia's 'Close the gap' initiative, aiming to eliminate the 10 year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.
Long term achievements
His work with the Souths Cares organisation has inspired hundreds of young Aboriginal children to continue their education and achieve their best, he also encourages them through his own pursuit of higher education at Sydney University. He has changed the lives of many young people, teaching them literacy and numeracy, to give them the best shot at life they can get. Without an education, they are more at risk of becoming unemployed and having financial and medical problems in the future. This is just one of Inglis' long term achievements.
He has also improved the lives of countless Indigenous people through his work with the Aboriginal Medical Service, providing free health services for Indigenous people in suburban and remote areas. He has a strong passion for changing the way people think about Indigenous people and their health, "It's vitally important to raise awareness and truly understand what close the gap is. It's closing the gap between Indigenous and the non-Indigenous health and life expectancy."
Indigenous All Stars
Greg Inglis doing a traditional war dance before the All Stars game.
Inglis at the top of his game at the end of the 2014 season.
Inglis celebrates after scoring a try.
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