sport news Awer Mabil wins Young Australian of the Year 2023 for refugee charity work trends now

sport news Awer Mabil wins Young Australian of the Year 2023 for refugee charity work trends now
sport news Awer Mabil wins Young Australian of the Year 2023 for refugee charity work trends now

sport news Awer Mabil wins Young Australian of the Year 2023 for refugee charity work trends now

Awer Mabil wins Young Australian of the Year 2023 as Socceroos star is recognised for his charity work with refugee foundation after fleeing war-torn Sudan as a child

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Awer Mabil was forced to flee a war-torn African nation before spending his early childhood in a refugee camp.

Eventually finding safety in Australia, he has since gone on to represent his new nation in the green and gold on football's biggest stage.

As well as the winger's efforts on the football pitch, where he was part of Australia's World Cup efforts in Qatar, Mabil is the founder of not-for-profit Barefoot to Boots, which aims for better health and education for refugees.

Awer Mabil has been awarded the Young Australian of the Year prize at this year's ceremony

Awer Mabil has been awarded the Young Australian of the Year prize at this year's ceremony

He grew up in the Kenyan camp after his family fled from civil war in Sudan, before arriving in Australia

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