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Vanessa Picker: Social Entrepreneur, sportswoman & SA Young Australian of the Year 2013

  

Despite her university studies and commitment to the SA Women’s Cricket Team, Vanessa has participated in numerous youth forums throughout the world.

She won the international 2012 Social Venture Challenge with a project called Play Forward:  A project to harness sport to build confidence and self-esteem in young people and also encourage people to donate pre-loved sporting gear to support less fortunate communities.

Vanessa has also developed a mobile App called FitUsIn to make fitness centres and personal trainers more accessible and affordable to the average person.

 

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