Tracey Thompson: Rugby league legend

Tracey’s Deadly Choice: To not drink any alcohol and to train every day

Tracey was born in Brisbane and traces her Indigenous history to the Dunghutti tribe at Kempsey in Northern New South Wales. The rugby league player has sporting success in her blood as her uncle is ex-professional boxer Hector Thompson.

Tracey captained the first ever Indigenous Women’s All Star Team in 2010 and has been voted one of the top six female players ever to pull on a jersey. She has represented Australia in two Rugby League World Cups and played for Queensland from 1999 – 2008.

Tracey advocates for Indigenous people and her personal ambition is to improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on all levels of social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

As a Deadly Choices Ambassador, Tracey works in the community educating the mob about living a healthy life, as well as the impact of smoking on our bodies. She also facilitates yarning circles for women, and conducts sporting events such as oztag and touch football days.

Favourite healthy meal: Chicken and salad.
Favourite exercise: Hitting the gym and pumping weights.