Tre, Dubbo, 2017 by David Prichard

image of Tre, Dubbo 2017 by David Prichard

Artist's statement

Tre – 17 years old and originally from the Wonkamarra tribe, Bourke, NSW – was a participant in the ‘Pound for Pound’ intensive mentoring program for youth,  based in Dubbo. This unique initiative offers its participants a 24-hour holistic case-management service, providing support and mentoring in all aspects of life, and using boxing to instil hard work and discipline. The program is facilitated by Kara Tremain and Robert Toomey. (Toomey was a two-time Australian light/welterweight boxing champion, and also held the Asia Pacific Oceanic title).