Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2020 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Belinda Currie, Tunarama Ambassador 2020!! Belinda was sponsored by Mitre 10 Port Lincoln and raised funds for Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Thekla Papazoglov

I am 22 years old and I am an entrant in the 2011 Tunarama Ambassador Quest.  I was born in Port Lincoln to Anna and Jim Papazoglov, where I am the youngest of two children with an older brother Theo. I was educated through Port Lincoln’s state school system where my main interests were sport and maths. My love for sport gifted me the opportunity to represent both my school and my community in a wide range of sports from athletics to rugby and netball.

On the completion of my secondary schooling I moved to Adelaide to study at the University of South Australia.  My interest in maths lead me to complete a Degree in Commerce and Business Management. I returned home to Port Lincoln on graduating from my Degree to begin working for Hazeal Newman & Associates. I have been working for Hazeal Newman & Associates for almost 7 months, considering this I am grateful for their trust in me to represent and promote them in the 2011 Tunarama Ambassador Quest.

As well as commencing work on my return to Port Lincoln, I have also been involved in the local sporting community as a football umpire. This involvement has seen me progress from boundary umpiring to field umpiring where I have become the first female field umpire in the Port Lincoln Football League.

I entered the 2011 Tunarama Ambassador Quest because I have always liked being part of this community.  I believe it will be a great challenge with exciting opportunities to meet new people, raise funds for a worthwhile cause and contribute to our community. The charity I have chosen to be the recipient of the money I will raise during this Quest is Dragons Abreast Port Lincoln.

I chose Dragons Abreast as it has a real personal connection with me. A few years ago my Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and during that time the support she received from the cancer charities and networks in Adelaide was invaluable in helping her, and the rest of us, come to terms with what was happening. This support is important to all who receive it, so anything I can give back is a real privilege.

I have fond memories of the past Tunarama Festivals, so being part of the 50th Anniversary Event is a real honour.

Thekla Papazoglov