Braydon Mundy – Yalari Role Model

Aug 23, 2021

Braydon with fellow Yalari student, Rishad Cook-Sabatino.

Braydon addressing the school assembly.

Braydon Mundy is a proud young Kamilaroi man and Year 11 student who started his Yalari journey in 2016.

As a young boy, Braydon took it upon himself to search for a high school in Sydney that would further his education and accommodate his interest in sport. He applied for a Yalari scholarship and when Braydon’s application was successful, he could not believe his good fortune.

Braydon travelled from the small rural town of Collarenebri in north-western NSW, to North Sydney, to board at Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore).

Braydon is a positive role model for his Indigenous peers and other fellow students.

He has represented his school in basketball, travelling interstate to Melbourne and Adelaide to play. He has contributed to numerous events at Shore and is always willing to share his cultural knowledge with the school community.

As for the future, Braydon says: ‘I am very excited to finish school but also a little bit sad. I’ve formed so many relationships over my years at Shore, so it will be sad to leave, but I’m excited to see what the world has in store for me.”

Braydon has developed a passion for physiotherapy and hopes to study Exercise and Sports Science after graduating from Year 12.

“Getting a Yalari scholarship has changed my life. It’s put me on a path I’d never imagined being on, and has created countless opportunities for me — it’s opened so many doors that never would have opened if it wasn’t for Yalari,” Braydon said.

Sharing his journey with other Yalari students has been a highlight for Braydon: “Just being able to get together with my year grade once a year and share all the memories is pretty special.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supports Yalari. It is a life-changing organisation — it’s changed so many lives, mine in particular. I’m so grateful for the opportunity, so thank you very much.”

Sarah Franklin – Yalari Parent

“Thank you to all the mob at Yalari for believing in Braydon Mundy and giving him the opportunity to attend Shore and achieve all he has so far in his schooling years. Without your help, guidance and support he wouldn’t have had this amazing chance that has helped him become the wonderful young man he is today.

You guys do amazing work with our younger generations and help them believe anything is possible with hard work and dedication. From the bottom of our hearts, a huge thank you to Yalari and everyone that works closely with you to support our children. To anyone else who has been a part of Braydon’s journey so far — thank you for always believing in and supporting Braydon to follow his dreams.”

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