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. 


A high school teacher by profession, Lucy is a big believer that sport has the power to promote positive health and well-being among young women.

Lucy joined the GoActive team in 2015 and established the SELFY pilot program in 2016.

Lucy is a fan of the A-League and supports Western Sydney Wanderers. We won't judge. 

Lucy's favourite quote:

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.” Nelson Mandela





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


Assmaah Helal

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.

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Lael Kassem

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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