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THE Nambucca Valley has hosted many distinguished Australia Day Ambassadors over the years and now Superbike champion Warwick Nowland will become the latest to visit as part of the Australia Day festivities. Nowland has fulfilled its ambassadorial duties by sharing meaningful stories and connecting with communities in many places in New South Wales and the Northern Territory for nearly two decades. This will be his first trip to the Nambucca Valley, but the former motorsport star is looking forward to the experience. “After the COVID issues, I wanted to make January a fun time for our kids, Aston 12 and Ethan 6,” Nowland said. “I had planned to combine a holiday with Australia Day so I asked the Australia Day Council if we could visit a beautiful place and they responded with Nambucca Heads. “This will be my first time visiting The Valley but look forward to exploring the before taking on the role of Australia Day Ambassador, Nowland grew up in Quirindi, 60 kilometers south of Tamworth. From an early age he loved motorcycles but was not allowed to ride them until much later. He started his professional life in an after school apprenticeship, however, to complete it, a move to Sydney was necessary Once in Sydney, the course of his life changed forever after he found his way to Oran Park Raceway and was immediately hooked on racing. From humble beginnings, he has gone on to build a career that has seen him ride motorcycles all over the world, compete in the World Endurance Championship, win two World Championships and finish in the top three in the world multiple times. and returned to Australia at the end of 2008 after being based in London for 12 years, and officially retired from active participation in motorsport at the end of 2011. Following his retirement he ran his own team of British Superbike Championship and covered the race as a commentator for Eurosport and the BBC, but it would be a surprise email that would see Nowland face a new challenge in Australia. “Someone appointed me as an ambassador 18 years ago, and to be honest, it couldn’t have been a better choice because my career and my personal life were turned upside down,” he said. “It was an easy decision to become an ambassador because even though I was halfway around the world, Australia was still my home and I was beginning to appreciate my situation and my upbringing. Australia is the joy of spending our day together, the challenges we all face as a nation and perhaps lately, separately, the complexities of life and our well-known image of resilience to overcome such situations, our weak points , our responsibilities and our future. Warwick Nowland will serve as Australia Day Ambassador at the Nambucca Valley Celebration in Unkya Reserve at Eungai Creek on January 26. From Olympians, Paralympians, environmentalists and foodies to humanitarians and local heroes, more than 100 ambassadors will take part in Australia Day 2022 activities around the state. For over 30 years, amazing people from all walks of life have traveled to local council events across NSW sharing ideas from t heiress of varied experiences. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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