Author: Rosy Jansen

Meet The Greater/Gold Coast Academy of Sport Ambassadors

Two Gold Coast Academy of Sport athletes, Roman Hoffman and Rebecca Tickner will have the opportunity to hone their skills on and off the field after being appointed Greater Building Society Ambassadors. Our Nerang Branch Manager Rosy Jansen asked them a few questions to get to know them better.

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I had the privilege of meeting the two Gold Coast Academy of Sport athletes appointed this month as 2012/13  Greater Building Society Gold Coast Ambassadors.

You can read more about their appointment on our news page. Meeting these two athletes, and the other Academy athletes we meet when we run our financial fitness seminars, leaves me smiling in the knowledge that we have many talented and wonderful young people in our region.

I asked the two impressive athletes a few questions about themselves and their goals. The Greater is very proud to be supporting their development and to have them represent The Greater. Our support for the Gold Coast Academy of Sport is another way we aim to make life greater for people on the Gold Coast.

Name? Roman Hofmann Age? 18 Sport? Football School? The Southport School Years with the Academy? 3 years (since beginning) Sporting idol? Alan Shearer and Andres Iniesta Long -term goal in sport? To become a professional football player in England and to play for Australia. Hobbies or interests? Scuba Diving Are you a spender or a saver? Saver If I had $5,000 I would...: invest that money in my bank account with the Greater Building Society where I would gain interest. I would use this money to help achieve my goal in becoming a professional football player. Your savings/money tip? Set yourself a realistic target of saving money and be committed to it. What do you hope to get from being a Greater Building Society/GCAS Ambassador? It's a great privilege to be ambassador and it will open a lot of doors for which I normally wouldn't be able to. I also hope that being ambassador exposes me to behind the scenes in football and the corporate world.

Name? Rebecca Tickner Age? 16 Sport? Golf School? Saint Stephens College Years with the Academy? 1 Sporting idol? Katherine Hull Your long-term goal in your sport? To be a golfing professional Other hobbies and interests? I enjoy going to the gym and playing tennis Are you a spender or a saver? Saver If I had $5,000 I would...: put a majority of it into my Greater savings account and possibly invest it into my future golfing needs Your savings/money tip? I personally recommend that once you've earned money by hard work, it is ideal to save this money and use it wisely rather than wasting it on unnecessary goods. What do you hope to get from being a Greater Building Society/GCAS Ambassador? I hope to be able to represent the Gold Coast Academy well and promote the great opportunities currently available for young and improving athletes. I also am looking forward to meeting new people and building my confidence.

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