Inspiring Members of the WA Community
We love to share the Inspiring Stories of Australian Athletes and public figures, but now we want to celebrate the everyday heroes and role models in our community.
Together with the Perth Wildcats an inspiring WA community members will be recognised on the big screen at the game, having kicked off with our first two heroes.
We celebrate Maria Waton, a breast care nurse who has made a profound impact on countless lives with over a decade of work as part of the Breast Cancer Care WA family and having experienced breast cancer herself.
Maria’s dedication to educating and mentoring extends beyond the clinic with her advocacy for breast awareness and early detection. Delivering insightful presentations to community groups and corporate audiences, Maria is sharing her expertise far and wide.
Maria is honoured as a true inspiration in breast cancer care. Her selfless dedication, tireless advocacy, and boundless compassion have touched countless lives, leaving an enduring legacy of hope and support.
Thank you Maria, for your extraordinary contribution and commitment to our breast cancer community.
Andrew ‘Bushy’ Beck
We recognised Andrew ‘Bushy’ Beck – a proud Ngadju Mirning Noongar man who, despite racism and discrimination, has dedicated his life to empower, support and educate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and the wider community.
With over 20 years’ experience as an educator, Andrew works as an Aboriginal Education Consultant with the AISWA Future Footprints program. A leader for cultural change and a role model for younger generations, Andrew participates in vital community projects, including the West Coast Eagles Reconciliation Action Plan and the Waalitj Foundation.
Andrew believes culture is the key to success and wellbeing for Indigenous people, providing a deeper understanding of self and the ever-changing world we live in.
Thank you Andrew, for your passion as an educator, mentor and a cultural ambassador.
Priya Cooper’s Inspiring Story
The determination to soar Priya Cooper OAM is an extraordinary athlete who has never let cerebral
Ryan Campbell’s Inspiring Story
A survivor with a new lease on life Ryan Campbell has had a sensational career as an Australian