Arafura Ambassadors


Amy Hetherington

Amy Hetherington is a comedian and business owner with a heap of energy and enthusiasm for her community. Amy is passionate about creating content and sharing stories in a fun, enjoyable and amiable style. She incorporates comedy, media content creation, audience engagement, and community mindedness to offer services with her business Amiable Communications and tours nationally as a stand-up comedian.

“I am thrilled to be one of the Ambassadors for the Arafura Games. How exciting to have this massive celebration of culture, sport and achievement back in Darwin.”

Charlie King

Charlie King

Charlie King has been a sports broadcaster with the ABC since 1990 and is the current NT Senior Citizen of the Year. He was the first Indigenous Australian to commentate at an Olympic Games in Beijing 2008. His broadcasting career includes coverage of the London Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Manchester and Melbourne.

“I feel very honoured to be one of the Ambassadors for the Arafura Games. Sport has played a huge part in my life for many years, so it’s wonderful to see the Games back in Darwin, giving Territory athletes the chance to compete against international athletes, right here in the Top End.”

Ambassador Timmy Small

Timmy Duggan

Timmy Duggan is a former professional NBL basketball player and founder of Hoops 4 Health, a charity that uses basketball to deliver youth health programs. He was the first Aboriginal Territorian to play in the NBL, playing for the Gold Coast Rollers in 1996 and the Cairns Taipans from 1999-2001. He competed in the first Arafura Games in 1991 and was a Flag Bearer in 2011.

“I was a part of the Arafura Games when it first started. For it to be back on the Territory calendar is exciting for up-and-coming athletes and coaches, and gives them opportunities to participate with people from other regions.”

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Crystal Attenborough

Crystal Attenborough is a well-known Territory athlete and active member of the NT Athletics community. She competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, winning a Bronze for Australia for 4x100m relay. She was 2007 NT Sports Person of the Year and the NT Flag Bearer of the 2007 Arafura Games.

“It’s great the Arafura Games has returned to the Territory, so we can showcase our local and international talent, and bring family and friends together to celebrate this event.”