Former Sydney Swans player, anti-racism campaigner and 2014 Australian of the Year Adam Goodes was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney on September 30. The Adnyamathanha and Narungga man was named a Doctor of Health Sciences (honoris causa) for his work in supporting the Indigenous community, his charity work, his community leadership and his sporting exploits.
Goodes played 372 games for the Swans, but he is also being honoured for his off-field actions, including his response to multiple incidents of racism and his work with Indigenous youth through the GO Foundation which he founded in 2009 to provide scholarships to Aboriginal kids.
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