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What is the HappyWhenFit Health Ambassador Award?

The Happywhenfit Youth Health Ambassador Award recognises a young female and male aged between 12-18 years, who are demonstrating outstanding personal health commitment by combining a variety of fitness, nutrition and mental health promoting behaviours for a holistic picture of wellbeing. They are a positive role model to other young people, actively living, promoting and raising awareness around a healthy lifestyle. It is a young person committed to their own personal growth who demonstrates this by continually working towards goals that improve their health outcomes.


Young people aged 12-18 years can nominate themselves or be nominated by any member of the community. A male and female representative will be chosen, sharing in more than $1000 worth of locally-sponsored prizes.
The winners will be notified at the end of the judging period and invited to attend the award presentation ceremony, where they will be formally recognised.

Nomination dates for 2020 will be announced soon!

2019 Ambassadors

The below video is of the 2019 HappyWhenFit Youth Health Ambassador Awards held at the Shift Youth Festival where we were able to formally recognise Cory Crombie and Mikayla Williams for demonstrating outstanding commitment to their personal health and for being a role model to other young people in the community - demonstrating how to lead a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle.
You can find both Cory and Mikayla’s story below to find out what qualities the winners of the Youth Health Ambassador Awards posses!


Read the below blog on how our Youth is making an impact on both their personal health and that of their community!


Cory Crombie is a school student, para-athlete and an active member of the community. He is striving towards his goals of being successful in sport and also influencing others in a positive direction.

Cory is an outgoing 16 year old from Bunbury, Western Australia.
Cory had a BMX accident in Dec 2017 when he was 14 years old which left him with a Spinal Cord Injury. His whole thought process with his recovery has be amazing. Getting back into sports has been his whole aim and help to keep him happy.
Cory loves hanging out with his mates and going for runs in his Race wheelchair. He has big goals to represent Australia at the Paralympics.

Cory is passionate about being healthy as he believes it has made it easier to get through his accident and recovery. Looking after yourself is a huge part of helping you feel better and happy says Cory.

As the HappyWhenFit Youth Health Ambassador, Cory hopes to help encourage others to start being healthy and
maintain it so they can lead a happy and healthy life. He hopes to do this by continuing to be a healthy role model and sharing his story so that people can recognise the strength he has gained by keeping a positive mind-set, eating a healthy diet and staying active, even through the challenges his injury has made him face.

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Mikayla is a 14 year old, year 9 student at Australind Senior High School and is part of the Excel-sports and leadership program.

Mikayla is a patrolling member of the Binningup surf life saving club. She loves being apart of the youth program and assisting the nippers on the beach. She is also part of the U/16’s Eaton Boomers netball team and also plays social netball with friends.

When Mikayla isn’t playing netball or on the  beach she enjoys mountain biking, hanging out with friends, reading and art.

Mikayla is passionate about encouraging youth to be involved in community activities including sports, clubs and this is one of her main focuses for youth ambassador. She wants to encourage the ‘have-a-go’ attitude. 

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