Nic Naitanui is an Australian Rules footballer, playing for the West Coast Eagles. He is recognised as one of the most talented and influential rucks in the competition.
Nic has won numerous awards with his club and the AFL, including AFL Rising Star nominee in 2010, member of the All Australian team in 2012 and he represented Australia in the International Rules Series in 2014.
As one of 11 Multicultural Ambassadors for the AFL, Nic is passionate about diversity in the AFL and promoting football as a way to help migrants integrate into Australian society.
In November 2019 Nic released his first children’s book “Little Nic’s Big Day” with
an aim to encourage children to embrace their differences and celebrate diversity.
World Vision’s work
World Vision Australia works globally with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Our work in long-term community development, policy advocacy and change, and emergency relief addresses not only the symptoms
of poverty, but also its complex and interrelated causes.
Nic has a special interest in our work to provide all children with a safe space to grow and learn. In October 2019, he travelled to Kenya with us to see firsthand how World Vision is empowering local communities to overcome
poverty and the powerful impact being made.