The GoActive team is made up of inspiring women with extensive experience in the community development, education, sports and health sector. The team believes in the power of sport to enhance the lives of women and promote capacity building at a community and individual level.
Sahar Dandan, LMA Program Director
A chemical engineer by profession, Sahar is leading many projects fostering social capital with the Lebanese Muslim Association. Her projects have been granted millions of dollars in Federal funds. Established the GoActive concept in 2011.
Fearless changemaker. Yoga. Mother of four.
Yash Kammoun, GOACTIVE PROJECT OFFICER
Yashar is the project officer at ‘GoActive’, a health and fitness initiative
run by the Lebanese Muslim Association (LMA) for girls and women.
Yashar is driven to promote physical and social well-being programs,
provide social and emotional learning to youth and ultimately provide
an opportunity to all women to lead healthier lives, primarily through participation in sporting and health programs.
From dribbling on a football pitch in her teens to ‘handballing’ on an AFL (Australian Football League) field as an adult, Yashar Kammoun is no stranger to sport. She was first introduced to AFL in 2014 when she attended a training session run by the ‘Auburn Tigers’, now known as ‘Auburn Giants’ and has not looked back since. Yashar has played an integral role in developing the club’s junior participation rates as she coached the inaugural Under 18s girls team and is the coach of the current Under 15s boys team. Despite being on the receiving end of flying elbows and swinging knees as well as suffering a concussion or two, the passion instilled in Yashar always finds her back on the field, setting an example for the youth. In 2017 Yashar was the recipient of the “Harmony Award” at the prestigious Phelan Mostyn Medal night from ‘Multicultural NSW’ for her commitment to engaging young women from culturally linguistic and diverse backgrounds in AFL.
GOACTIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Co-founder and Operations Manager, Auburn Giants AFL
Community Liaison Team Member, AFP
Advisory board member, Council for Australian-Arab Relations
Former Youth Advisor, Multicultural NSW
Program Manager, Football United and Created Chances.
Former chairperson, Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace.
Founder of Unigoal (sisters).
Social innovator. Footballer. Outdoor Adventurist. Recreational cyclist.
Athlete. Researcher. AFL.
Western Sydney University doctorate student Lael Kassem helped establish Auburn’s first women’s AFL club.
A qualified physiotherapist, Lael is now working towards a Doctor of Philosophy (Science). She is using her thesis research to help uncover more hidden AFL talent by assessing decision-making skills on the field through eye movement.
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