Joining our city’s high achievers are many community heroes doing their part for Team Brisbane.

With the imminent international exposure coming from the G20, we’re about to be showcased to the world, so Team Brisbane has been inviting you to spruik about Brisbane. Here’s three community heroes that have stepped up, got on board and are doing their part.

Meet Andrew Barlow

Andrew and his team at Andrew Barlow Podiatry are committed to giving back to the community. Working with students from QUT, Andrew and his team go along to Brisbane’s Homeless Connect events, armed with donated shoes and offering much-needed podiatry services to Brisbane’s homeless community. The team also runs a free fortnightly podiatry clinic at the 139 Club, a refuge for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Meet George Kambouris

George Kambouris is a true Brisbane local hero. Born with Spina Bifida, George is dedicated to empowering wheelchair-bound people to gain confidence and enjoy the same freedom in life as he does. George has represented Australia in a number of national and international sporting events – he’s never let being in a chair stop him from getting out and enjoying life. George would not be where he is today without his team – his loving family and the support from his local community including the Carindale PCYC.

Meet Amy Matthews

Amy graduated from QUT in 2013 with a Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) and is currently employed part-time as a Youth Information and Referral Officer at Brisbane’s Picabeen Community Centre. The role has Amy working alongside youth in the local community in both a one-on-one and group basis.

Amy is a proud descendant of the Dharug people and the Boorooberongal clan and she feels it is vital to uphold and embrace her rich heritage whilst respecting and honouring both past and present Dharug elders. For the past two years, Amy has been a committee member of the Teralba Park Stolen Generations Support Group. This role involves attending many meetings throughout the year as well as planning, organising and executing a Community National Sorry Day dawn service and breakfast for the community as well as speaking on the day.

Amy feels that at 22-years-old, her life is already enriched by the teachings and humble presence of those with whom she works.

How do you get involved in Team Brisbane?

  • Boast! Share your great experiences of Brisbane through social media posts with the hashtag #teambne
  • Talk about Brisbane in a positive light to visitors and business colleagues
  • Help someone in need or attend one of the community events in your local area
  • Provide a friendly welcome to all of our international guests and help them with directions and city information
  • Visit and find out more about Team Brisbane today!