ACA Youth Ambassadors

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The ACA Youth Ambassadors are a group of twelve people aged between seventeen to twenty five years old, who reside across Australia, and they wish to represent the youth of the Australian Campdraft Association. In this position, they will be become more involved in the Association, which will allow them to not only learn more about it, but also campdrafting itself. In turn, they will be able to use this platform and their knowledge gained from it, to be a voice & role model for younger members.  is is an
exciting opportunity for each of them and ACA are proud to welcome them to the team!

Bessie Ford

How old are you?

Twenty two.

Where do you live?

Tennant Creek, Northern Territory.

What Zone are you from?

Northern Territory/Western Australia Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

Contract mustering for Joe and Penny Duggan.

Why did you wish to become an ACA Youth Ambassador?

To get more involved with ACA.

What would you like to achieve in this position?

A better understanding on ACA.

What are your hobbies?

Campdrafting.

What is your dream career?

To run my own cattle property.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Pauline Hanson.

What is your favourite movie?

Cheaper by the Dozen.

Who inspires you and why?

I think anyone that is out doing what they have set out to achieve is very inspiring.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

To win one of the Australian Campdrafting Titles.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

To save money, and I will achieve this by not spending it haha.

Bridget Jamieson

How old are you?

Seventeen.

Where do you live?

Roma, Queensland.

What Zone are you from?

Southern Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

I am currently in Year Twelve and am
working at the Sale Yards on Tuesdays.

Why did you wish to become an ACA Youth Ambassador?

To encourage the younger generation and involve them in activities.

What would you like to achieve in this position?

I would like to encourage more youth camps and more fun camps.

What are your hobbies?

Campdrafting and riding horses.

What is your dream career?

I would love to train horses and make a
performance horses business.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

I would have to say Dolly Parton. She just seems like a genuine, inspiring woman.

What is your favourite movie?

Eight seconds and the Man From Snowy River.

Who inspires you and why?

My parents because even though we don’t have much, they always make the little things out of it.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

I don’t really like to set goals, but I would like to go far in campdrafting.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

I would just like to have fun and have consistent runs.

Darcy Flamsteed

How old are you?

Twenty four.

Where do you live?

Roma, Queensland.

What zone are you from?

Southern Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

I am Head Stockman for ACC on ‘Niella Station’.

Why did you wish to become an ACA
Youth Ambassador?

I thought it would be a new challenge and great way to get more insight to ACA.

What would you like to achieve in this position? I would like to help in any way I can.

What are your hobbies?

Pretty much all I do is work and ride my
horses to take them to drafts.

What is your dream career? Not sure yet, anything to do with horses and cattle.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Clint Eastwood, because he’s the man.

What is your favourite movie?

Shawshank Redemption.

Who inspires you and why?

There is a lot of horseman I look up to, too many to mention them all.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

To win as many drafts as I possibly can.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

Be the best Youth Ambassador I can be, I will do
this by interacting with my peers and mentors along the way.

Dean Radke

How old are you?

Twenty.

Where do you live?

Stonelands Road, Stonelands, Queensland (South Burnett).

What zone are you from?

South East Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

I currently contract to a sawmill.

Why did you wish to become an ACA
Youth Ambassador?

I wanted to become an ACA Youth Ambassador as I thought I would be able to give back to our great
sport, and hopefully see it grow into the future.

What would you like to achieve in this position? One of the biggest things that I would like to achieve in this is to help members around my age and even younger improve, by providing more youth clinics.

What are your hobbies?

Campdrafting is probably my favourite hobby.

What is your dream career?

My dream career would probably have to be campdrafting for a living, or even just running my own property.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Margot Robbie, because it would be interesting to hear what it’s like being one of the most successful Australian actors in America.

What is your favourite movie?

Deadpool.

Who inspires you and why?

My parents probably inspire me the most, due their work ethic and resilience.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

My future goals in campdrafting would be to become an open rider and have a truck full of competitive horses.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

I would like to get a property of my own and I will achieve by work hard & making smart business decisions.

Georgie Horsley

How old are you?

Twenty two in April.

Where do you live?

Longreach, Queensland.

What zone are you from?

Western Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

Working.

Why did you wish to become an ACA Youth Ambassador?

I thought it was a great opportunity to encourage, educate and give a voice to the next generation within the ACA. Being a Youth Ambassador provides us with a wonderful platform for us to learn from the Management Committee, & Office Team about how the ACA works, the Associations values, history, culture, objectives and all other organisational aspects that go along with it.

What would you like to achieve in this position?

The possibilitiesare endless really. But, if we are all supportive and open to each other’s ideas, I think we can do amazing things. I’m excited for what the future holds.

What are your hobbies?

I really enjoy being in my garden, (when it’s not too hot!), teaching my little dog tricks, drawing and spending time with my family. I guess riding my horses too, but that doesn’t
happen as much as I’d like now that I live in town and they don’t.

What is your dream career?

I would love to end up back on our family place one day, but am really enjoying the job I’m in right now. I’ll just wait and see where life takes me!

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

I’m very indecisive so picking just one would take a lifetime…
What is your favourite movie? Like I said… I’m very indecisive.
Who inspires you and why?

My family. I have tried writing why a hundred times over and can never and the right words. So, I will leave it at… because of who they are and what they have achieved.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

To become more involved in my local campdraft committees. Volunteers are a massive part of what makes this amazing sport work and there seems never to be enough. Would love to help where I can.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

To focus less on what I don’t achieve and more on what I do achieve.

Grace Jamieson

How old are you?

Nineteen.

Where do you live?

Roma, Queensland.

What zone are you from?

Southern Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

Yes, I am currently working as the
Receptionist at the Australian Campdraft
Association. In 2020, I completed my
Emmett Therapy 4 Horses Certificate and
I am currently studying Equine Behaviour.

Why did you wish to become an ACA Youth Ambassador?

I nominated to become a Youth Ambassador as being in the Office have discovered a huge passion for being more than just a competitor, but someone that can influence the younger and associates of the Association.

What would you like to achieve in this position?

One of my main goals whilst being in this position is to approach local committees and get the youth more involved. This could be nominating younger people to be the number one hands of the committee whilst their
draft is on, creating more youth camps and recognising the younger generation.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are campdrafting, my photography business – GM Photography, treating horses and general
horse riding.

What is your dream career?

My dream career envisions eventually breeding & breaking horses and being able to treat them myself, as
well as incorporating my photography business to assist in selling.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

I would have to say one of my favourite singers, Morgan Wallen because he is an awesome artist.

What is your favourite movie?

It’s not a movie but a series and I absolutely enjoy watching the series, Heartland.

Who inspires you and why?

I have so many that I look up to in certain ways, but my Dad and Mum would have to be my main influencers. They both have their own way of overcoming certain
experiences and this has taught me so much!

What are your future campdrafting goals?

One of my campdrafting goals would be growing a name with my own horses that I have bred and made for myself.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

One of my goals for 2021 would be growing my Emmett Therapy business and traveling to treat horses. First things first, I will create a Facebook Page, logo and promote around my local area.

Jack Southern

How old are you?

Nineteen.
Where do you live?

St George, Queensland.

What zone are you from?

Border Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

Working.

Why did you wish to become an
ACA Youth Ambassador?

To get more young people involved in the sport of campdrafting. 

What would you like to achieve in this position? To get more people involved in our sport and promote it.

What are your hobbies?

Campdrafting, water skiing, skiing and
rodeos.

What is your dream career?

To own properties and run them successfully.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Margot Robbie because she is good looking.

What is your favourite movie?

American Pie.

Who inspires you and why?

Kevin Southern, my dad because he is successful.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

To win one of the big three drafts out of Warwick, Condamine and Chinchilla.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

To complete my plane licence.

James Moorhead

How old are you?

Twenty two.

Where do you live?

Ben Lomond, New South Wales.

What zone are you from?

Central NSW Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

I work for my parents on our family cattle
property. I also train and compete and sell
our own horses.

Why did you wish to become an ACA
Youth Ambassador?

To help voice the ideas and opinions of the
youth involved in our sport.

What would you like to achieve in this position?

I would like to voice the ideas and opinions of the youth involved in campdrafting.

What are your hobbies?

Aside from campdrafting, I love camping.

What is your dream career?

I’m lucky enough to already be doing it.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

It would have to be Sylvester Stallone, he’s pretty cool.

What is your favourite movie?

It would have to be the Fast and the Furious.

Who inspires you and why?

Will Pucovski is a pretty big inspiration to me. He’s a young Australian Cricketer that has played in the
Australia Test Side. He proved that resilience, patience, commitment and hard work you can achieve anything you set out to.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

To campaign horses that we have bred and trained ourselves.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

2021 will be the first competition year for the first
crop of horses we’ve bred and trained ourselves, so it would be to able to win some drafts on some of them.

Kate Southern

How old are you?

Seventeen. 

Where do you live?

I live on our family cattle property located south west of St George, Queensland.

What Zone are you from?

Border Zone. 

Why did you become an ACA Youth Ambassador?

I wished to become a Youth Ambassador as I love our campdrafting industry and it is a way to be
more involved.

What would you like to achieve in this position? In this position I would like to achieve the goal of learning more on how the ACA operates and encourage more young people to get involved.

What are your hobbies?

My hobbies include water skiing and tennis.

What is your dream career?

My dream career is to be successful within both the equine and cattle industries..

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with any celebrity it would be Walker from Yellowstone because who wouldn’t want to?

What is your favourite movie?

I don’t really have a favourite movie, but if I had to choose it would be Eight Seconds.

Who inspires you and why?

Kevin Southern and Jason Birney because they are role models to watch in the campdrafting arena.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

Just to have fun at drafts with my mates and have a good team of horses.
What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

A goal I would like to achieve in 2021 would be to attend more drafts and have my horses performing at their best.

Lachlan Durkin

How old are you?

Twenty three.

Where do you live?

230 kilometers south of Charters Towers, Queensland.

What zone are you from?

Northern Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

Working.

Why did you wish to become an ACA
Youth Ambassador?

To learn more about the roles of councillors.

What would you like to achieve in this
position?

To one day become a councillor.

What are your hobbies? Campdrafting, breeding and selling horses.

What is your dream career?

Pro golfer.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Kevin Costner.

What is your favourite movie?

Tombstone.

Who inspires you and why?

My mum and dad.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

Win the Warwick Gold Cup.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

Win an open draft.

Luci Cunningham

How old are you?

Twenty.

Where do you live?

Dalby, Queensland.

What zone are you from?

Northern Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

Working at a feedlot.

Why did you wish to become an ACA
Youth Ambassador?

Wanted to learn more about what goes into running a campdraft and the rules & guidelines behind it all.

What would you like to achieve in this
position?

To help encourage more of the younger crowd to join & be more involved in their local campdraft committees and help out wherever possible.

What are your hobbies?

Besides drafting, I like drawing and singing
badly in the car.

What is your dream career?

Veterinarian.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Seth MacFarlane. He has achieved so much and would have a good sense of humour.

What is your favourite movie?

Rango.

Who inspires you and why?

My mum inspires me because she is a very strong women who always helps me with anything and
everything, as well as always working hard.

What are your future campdrafting goals?

To win the Open Golden Spurs at Bowen River.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how will you achieve it?

To buy a horse float and to travel, to achieve this
I’ll work hard to pay it off.

Sam Kerr

How old are you?

Twenty three.

Where do you live?

Ferguson Valley, Western Australia.

What zone are you from?

South West Western Australia Zone.

Are you currently studying or working?

Studying, Bachelor of Business, Agribusiness.

Why did you wish to become an ACA
Youth Ambassador?

I thought it would be a great way to meet new people & share ideas and continue to keep the sport of campdrafting alive.

What would you like to achieve in this position?

Inspire young people to get involved in their local clubs, and to meet people in the sport of campdrafting.

What are your hobbies?

Campdrafting, football and hockey.

What is your dream career?

My dream career would be something involved with cattle production and live export.

If you could have dinner with a celebrity, who would it be and why?

Michelle Obama, because she is a very strong and yet kind person, who looks at problems from a logical position.

What is your favourite movie?

The Age of Adaline.

Who inspires you and why?

My strong network of friends, who each
inspire me in their own way. They are all successful in their own right.
What are your future campdrafting goals?

My future campdraft goals are to have a team of consistent horses, and one day win a zone title.

What is one goal that you would like to achieve in 2021, and how
will you achieve it?

To be more organised. Being more organised at
university will give me an opportunity to succeed and learn more while still having time to enjoy myself.