Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins is one of the world’s most influential and recognised Lifeguards, a well- respected water sportsman and Australian media personality. As Bondi’s Head Lifeguard, Hopkins has appeared in fifteen seasons of the hit television show, Bondi Rescue. The Ten Network show is based around the Lifeguard Service at Bondi Beach following the numerous rescues and day-to-day activities. The hugely successful show now airs in over 150 countries worldwide and has won six Logie Awards to date and was nominated in 2017 for ‘Most Popular Factual Television Show’.
As President of Surf Educators International (SEI), an organisation that specialises in the education of water safety with a key focus to minimise drowning numbers globally. SEI has taken Hopkins around the world as a consultant to Japan, India, Maldives, Dubai, UK and Sweden.
Siddhartha Upadhyay is a social entrepreneur committed to bring about a dynamic socio-cultural-economic change at the grassroots by direct action. A recipient of Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar from President of India in 2016, Upadhyay is an icon amongst the budding sportspersons across the country. He has been instrumental in creating multiple opportunities for the youth to exercise their ‘right to play’ and specialised in youth outreach programmes by way of sports.
He plays an active role in the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports as Member – Governing Council. He also was part of Steering Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup, BRICS U-17 Tournament, Mission XI Million Programme, Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society, formed under the aegis of India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Craig Peter Johnston (born 25 June 1960) is an Australian former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder in the English Football League between 1977 and 1988, winning five league titles and an FA Cup (scoring in the 1986 final) with Liverpool. Nicknamed “skippy”, Johnston was a crowd favourite at Anfield, making 271 Liverpool appearances and scoring 40 goals. He was a key member of the 1986 “double” winning team. He also co-wrote the team’s 1988 cup final song “Anfield Rap”.
After retiring, he designed and created the prototype for Adidas’ Predator football boot, worn by many footballers and rugby players. He was eligible for the Australian and South African national teams, but only ever appeared for the England U21 youth team.
Remco Boere is professional football coach and former professional player from the Netherlands.
He played for more then 20 years on the highest level in 4 different countries in Europe. After his career as a player he went into coaching in different positions. He coached national teams in Qatar, was head of academy in Libya, assistant and head coach in the `UAE, India, Norway and Sweden. He also worked with schools in Japan and Sweden. Recently he settled down in Sweden with his Swiss wife and two boys and is working as a head coach on a lower level and at a school as a mentor for mainly immigrant kids with Arabic background. Helping them to adjust and find their way at school and in general in life in Europe and particular Sweden.
His main interest is at working at academy level and helping talented players making the last step into senior football something he as a young player missed and realized at a later stage of his career.
Ankita Shrivastava is a World Record Holder who has won 2 Golds and 1 Silver for India at the World Transplant Games by the Olympics Association. Her name is in the India Book of Records. She is a Live Liver Donor, Entrepreneur, Author and a Tedx Speaker.