Barnaby Howarth

Barnaby has achieved a lot in life since being diagnosed with diabetes, then suffering a stroke after being bashed in an alcohol-fuelled gang attack - he played AFL football for the Sydney Swans, has written his autobiography, filmed two documentaries, climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, played his 100th AFL game for his local footy club and was inducted to the Sydney AFL Hall of Fame. But the proudest thing he can say about himself these days is that he's just a regular bloke on the street.

Barnaby wants people to walk away from his talk knowing that as long as they're giving 100% to the task in front of them, they can be proud of the life they're living right now and communities can change.

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