Titans legend Preston Campbell was able to make playing rugby league look easy.
In his new life as an Indigenous cultural leader, the Titans ambassador brings similar effortless ease to the national conversations around reconciliation and uniting all Australians.
Speaking at NAIDOC Week celebrations on the Gold Coast, the universally loved “Presto” explains why events like these are so important to uniting different cultures, and how much can be shared and learned if people give it a chance.
“It just means that we can celebrate who we are, learn about who we, and encourage non-Indigenous people to come and get engaged and embrace the culture,” Preston says of NAIDOC Week.
“For a lot of those that don’t really know too much about Indigenous culture, it can be a little bit scary. But once they get involved, and get around, and get a bit more of an understanding, they will find that it’s probably not too different from who they are and where they’re from.
“When we talk about culture, we talk about those valuable principles of respect and responsibility – something that is universal to the world really.”