Former Grafton resident and Olympic Gold hockey player Brent Livermore has been named as the Clarence Valley Ambassador at an award presentation held at Austin and Co Waterfront Dining restaurant, in Grafton on Monday.
Livermore, who now resides on the Gold Coast, flew in to Grafton on Monday morning to accept his award.
“It’s good to be back in my home town and it’s a huge honour and privilege to receive this award,” said Livermore.
“I’m looking forward in my job as Ambassador to promote my home town and the whole of the Clarence Valley and to promote our festivals and events and try and get tourists to these events,” he said.
Livermore is currently working with the NSW Institute of Sport at Homebush, in Sydney where it is his job to coach and mentor upcoming stars who have been nationally identified by Hockey Australia.
“I hope to help them on their pathway towards their ongoing success and hopefully into the Kookaburras and the Olympics,” he said.
Clarence Valley Mayor, Richie Williamson, said Brent Livermore had been a great ambassador for the valley and the sport of hockey for many years.
“In many ways this award simply formalises and gives a title to what Brent has already been doing,” he said.
“We are fortunate in the valley to have many people who have excelled in their chosen fields.
“Brent is one of them and will make a fine ambassador for the area.”