The South West Women in Sport Leadership program will provide leadership training to 25 women who are currently involved in sporting clubs, local government or the broader sport sector.
Shantelle Thompson is a Barkindji woman, mother of three, Victorian Regional Coordinator for the National Stolen Generations Alliance, freestyle wrestler on the Australian wrestling team, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete and World Champion.
Her vision is to empower women and girls, challenge stereotypes and become a leader within her community. Shantelle has set about co-ordinating and developing women’s empowerment programs, and youth leadership development programs.
In June 2016 Shantelle won her second Jiu-Jitsu World Championship title at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship held in California, USA, and is now the Super Heavy Purple Belt World Champion.