For the second year in a row, Jarrod Harbrow has taken out the club’s Community Award at Gold Coast’s Club Champion awards night.
Harbrow has been a leader in the Indigenous mentoring space for many years, having launched his Harbrow Mentoring program in 2018.
This year in particular, Harbrow has evolved his program to incorporate more Indigenous female athletes.
He played a huge role in helping teenage AFLW Indigenous player Kitara Whap-Farrar and draft prospect Tiarna Ahwang relocate from Cairns and settle into life on the Gold Coast.
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This included himself and wife Emma housing the pair and teaching them critical life skills such as cooking, cleaning and budgeting.
He also has played a hand in their football development, helping them review their women’s matches and giving advice as an elite athlete.
More broadly, Harbrow has continued to be a leader of the club off the field, providing cultural guidance for other players and upskilling the club as a whole on Indigenous affairs.
The 31-year-old is also heavily involved with the Deadly Choices program, visiting schools and organisations and mentoring Indigenous youth.
His efforts saw him nominated by the club for the AFL-wide Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award.
He continues to be a role model for the club’s younger Indigenous players and is a deserving winner of the 2019 Community Award.