Newly appointed Program Manager for Northern Australia Timmy Duggan is a local born and bred Darwin man with family connections to the Warramungu people of Central Australia and the Nykinya people of the Kimberleys.
Mr Duggan’s experience as Leadership Project Officer for Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance NT, Director of Coaching for Basketball NT and Training Facilitator for AILC equips him with the skills required to oversee AILC’s office in Darwin.
With a Diploma of Youth and Community Development from RMIT, and the first person from Northern Territory to play in the National Basketball League, Mr Duggan founded “Hoops 4 Health”, a health-education program using basketball as a vehicle to encourage youth to make healthy lifestyle choices. Further advocacy for young people is facilitated by Mr Duggan with weekend programs in the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.
“I’m inspired, pumped, motivated and ready to continue the AILC presence on the ground in the NT,” said Mr Duggan. “The potential for the AILC to deliver courses and provide the leadership pathways in the NT with the current climate and negative connotations towards our young people provides many positive opportunities.”