Trisha Silvers

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Trisha Broardbridge
Born
Trisha Silvers

(1981-04-19) 19 April 1981 (age 40)
Nationality Australian
Known forYouth Leader

Trisha Silvers (born 19 April 1981 in Melbourne, Victoria) became known in Australia for surviving the tsunami of 26 December 2004, in which her new husband Troy Broadbridge was killed.

She is active in the Reach Foundation, an Australian organisation that promotes youth self-esteem and is the founder of the Reach Broadbridge Fund which she now manages part-time. [1] In 2005, Silvers wrote Beyond the Wave, which chronicles her life prior to, during and after the tsunami. [1]

She was the 2006 recipient of the Young Australian of the Year Award, for her work in Thailand and with Australian youth. [2]

In 2006, she appeared on the Nine Network's Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice and had a brief relationship with Ryan Phelan. [3]

In 2007, she was the official ambassador for Melbourne's Moomba festival. [4]

In 2013, Silvers was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne's St Kilda Youth Service. [5]

In February 2015, Silvers married fiancé Jake Squires in a wedding ceremony at Brighton beach, Victoria. [6]

In May 2016, Trisha Silvers now known as Trisha Squires moved to Hobart, Tasmania with her husband and in June the same year they opened a cafe at Princes St Sandy Bay, called Nutrient Bar which they sold in September 2017. [7] They have 2 daughters Harper born 2015 and Holly born 2016. [8]

In February 2018, Trisha Squires was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AFL Tasmania. [9]

In November 2020, Trisha Squires was appointed head of AFL Queensland. [10]

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References

  1. 1 2 Webb, Carolyn (29 October 2005). "A future beyond the tsunami". The Age . Melbourne: Fairfax Media . Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  2. "Young Australian of the Year 2006". National Australia Day Council . Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  3. "Ryan and Trish make the break". The Daily Telegraph . Sydney: News Limited. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  4. Silkstone, Dan (13 March 2007). "Moomba shows its colours as it steps out with fun in mind". The Age . Melbourne: Fairfax Media . Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  5. "Youth Service Appoints New Boss". probonoaustralia.com.au. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  6. "Tsunami survivor Trisha Silvers' wedding joy!". 15 February 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  7. https://au.linkedin.com/in/jake-squires-99ab9b165
  8. "Tsunami survivor Trisha Squires remarried and running Sandy Bay cafe". 3 December 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  9. "TRISHA SQUIRES APPOINTED AFL TASMANIA CEO | AFL Tasmania".
  10. "Statement from AFL Queensland, CEO Dean Warren". 25 August 2020.
Awards
Preceded by Young Australian of the Year
2006
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