The Yungaburra Triathlon is extremely proud to support Soldier On.
The national charity supports contemporary Australian service men and women, and their families, who have served in a national security capacity since 1990. This includes those working for, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australian Defence Force.
Soldier On helps build resilience and create and expand meaningful connections with family, community and employers in four ways – Health and Wellbeing services, Education courses, Employment assistance, and Social Connection programs.
Here is John Bale with a message of thanks for supporting the Yungaburra Triathlon:
Soldier On was established in 2012 by John Bale Cavin Wilson, and Dr Danielle Clout, after the death John’s friend, Lieutenant Michael Fussell, from an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2008.
In their mission to find support for the family members and other friends of Michael Fussell, it was identified that no single organisation was focused on supporting younger veterans who had been impacted by their service, as well as their family members.
Together, John, Cavin, and Danielle decided it was time to start an organisation to provide a way for the community to come together and support Australia’s modern-day veterans and their families. In 2017, Soldier On extended its support services to all those service personnel from national security agencies who have served, and continue to serve, side by side with the ADF.