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Jess Trengove

Although Jessica took up competitive running just four years ago, she is already building an impressive collection of achievements. In 2012 Jess ran her first marathon in Nagoya (Japan) in just 2:31:02 and after several anxious weeks qualified for the London Olympic Games. In just her second marathon she competed against the world’s best and finished an impressive 39th.

The following year, Jess finished 11th at the Moscow World Championships – the best performance ever by an Australian in the marathon. Then in 2014, Jess claimed the bronze medal in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Jess has been involved with Little Heroes Foundation since 2012.

Lily Foster

Lily has been involved in the sport of Diving since 2010. Lily has competed nationally and internationally several times for the Women’s 10 Metre Platform event. In 2020, she was awarded the ‘Peoples Choice Credit Union Women in Sport Scholarship’. In 2022, Lily was appointed as one of the AIS Gen32 diving coaches based in South Australia. She is now coaching athletes as young as nine in the high-performance space.

Lily says that recently over the years, issues revolving around mental health have become very evident not only among athletes, but in the wider community, and it is an area that would benefit from greater understanding and resources. Lily is passionate about supporting and giving back to a foundation that has done and will continue to do incredible work for South Australian children and families in more ways than one.

Connor Rozee

One of the most talented young players in the competition, Connor Rozee is renowned for his slick ball use, excellent decision-making and classy right foot. Playing every game in 2022, Rozee quickly emerged as one of the best midfielders in the competition after a shift to the middle in Round 5. He averaged a career-best in disposals (23.2) tackles (3.8) and clearances (3.2). Although spending less time in front of goal than previous years, he is still incredibly dangerous in the forward 50 – scoring 18 majors on the year.

His career-best year in 2022 was awarded with the Showdown Medal and the Peter Badcoe VC Medal – topped off by receiving the John Cahill Medal and All-Australian selection for the first time in his career. He also finished top five in the AFL Coaches’ Association’s voting, displaying the respect he has developed league-wide.