When it comes to NRL, Johnathan Thurston’s reputation rightly precedes him. His achievements as a professional rugby league footballer are nothing short of legendary: a multi-award-winner and record-breaking player whose list of accolades is virtually endless.

Born in Brisbane, Johnathan’s accomplishments go far beyond the field. Winner of the 2018 Queenslander of the Year award, his work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has seen him also win the Australian Human Rights Commission Medal.

Meanwhile, he founded the Johnathan Thurston Academy, a leading national provider of outstanding employment initiatives and community programs.

Johnathan’s career as a sportsperson and mission to support others gives him unique insight into what mateship means in Australia today.

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