Dean Widders

indigenous advocate and dynamic speaker

NRL Legend
NRL Legend
I believe in the ripple effect of positive change. Every contribution has the power to transform a life for the better.
Dean Widders

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Dean Widders is an inspirational Indigenous advocate, media personality, and dynamic speaker. He is a proud Anaiwan Indigenous Australian who has made significant contributions to rugby league, social change, and reconciliation.

Dean was born and raised in Armidale, New South Wales. He began playing rugby league at a young age and quickly showed his talent for the game. He was invited to a trial game for the Sydney Roosters at just 14 years old.

Dean went on to have a successful NRL career, playing for the Roosters, Parramatta Eels, and South Sydney Rabbitohs. He was a versatile player who could play in a number of positions, including fullback, wing, and centre. He was also a strong defender and was known for his tackling ability.

In addition to his on-field success, Dean is also a passionate advocate for Indigenous rights and reconciliation. He is the Indigenous Pathway Manager at the NRL and is a regular speaker at events and conferences on Indigenous issues.

Dean is a dynamic and engaging speaker who shares his stories of leadership, teamwork, and resilience. He is an inspiration to young people and is a powerful voice for change.

Topics Dean Is Passionate About:

  • His journey as an Indigenous rugby league player and advocate
  • The importance of reconciliation and social justice
  • The power of sport to unite people
  • The importance of leadership and teamwork
  • The lessons he has learned from his life experiences

Dean is a valuable asset to any event or conference. He is a passionate and inspiring speaker who will leave your audience feeling motivated and inspired.

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