Jade North was the first Indigenous captain of the Socceroos and is a two-time Olympian and winner of two A-League Championships and the recipient of the NAIDOC Sportsman of the Year in 2016. Jade shares his story on motivation, his highs and lows and personal struggles with mental health.
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Testimonials for Jade North
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Jade North's Biography
Jade North has accomplished a considerable amount during his career and is one of Australia's most decorated football players. He was the first Indigenous captain of the Socceroos and most recently the recipient of the NAIDOC Sportsman of the Year in 2016. Jade is a two-time Olympian and winner of two A-League Championships.
Jade is a highly experienced footballer, having played for ten different clubs across five different countries. Jade is a proud Indigenous Australian and has represented his country playing for the Socceroos in 41 matches.
Jade has a long list of achievements behind him, including playing for the A-League All Stars, Japanese Cup Winner, OFC Nations Cup Winner for Australia, 2 x National Soccer League Champion and Runner-Up in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Outside of football, Jade has launched an Indigenous football program called “Kickin with a Cuz,” that focuses on reaching out to young boys and girls through football, to inspire them to make better life choices.
Jade is passionate about helping disadvantaged groups and advocating for better education and management of mental health. He speaks passionately about leadership, instilling inspiration, and mental health awareness.
As a Senior Leader, Jade’s sporting career has spanned over the years and his commitment, dedication and hard work have carried over through his transition to a businessman. Since leaving the sporting arena, Jade has applied his expertise in leadership within the Property Services Industry. He then joined the Bridgeman team as an owner in 2021 and he is fully engaged in company goals and objectives.
A heavily decorated former Socceroo and Olympian, he is dedicated to making a positive change in Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander People’s lives. Jade is passionate about Indigenous issues. Closing the gap on intergenerational welfare, providing support and creating career pathways and leading Indigenous people to success are a priority.
Speaking Topics Include
As a speaker Jade talks about his 20 year professional career, including the highs and lows of being an Australian athlete, how he’s played for Australia as the first Indigenous Captain for the Socceroos, and twice at the Olympics. Jade shares how he’s sustained a long-term football career, in both Australia and Internationally.
Jade speaks at schools for children to show through his own personal struggles how anything is possible if they do all they can to achieve their goals.
For business presentations he shares his story of motivation, and how he’s overcome personal challenges to play at the highest levels of professional sports.
“I’m passionate about sharing my story of mental health, the impact it has had on me personally and how I have successfully managed it whilst still being a professional athlete. I am one of the few elite athletes who has publically shared my struggles whilst still playing at the highest level in Australia.”