Wells Oration 2024
Shelley Ware is a proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia, who currently lives in Melbourne and well known as part of the ground breaking SBS football program Marngrook. Most recently becoming a member of the Outersanctum Podcast and Broad Radio.

For the past decade or so, Shelley has worked in the media as a radio and television presenter on both local and national AFL football news shows. During that time, particularly as a member of NITV’s Marngrook Footy Show team, Shelley has become one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFL football in the country. Shelley’s role on The Marngrook Footy Show has her, discussing and analysis AFL games. She hosts the webshow Colour Of Your Jumper, where she leads discussions about topics of the week throughout the AFL. She also writes a fortnightly AFL column for the Koori Mail.

Shelley has 25 years experience as a primary school teacher as a reading specialist, art teacher and a classroom teacher. Now she works part-time as an Aboriginal Education Officer at Parade College in Bundoora and Preston. She is an education consultant, who is passionate about embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture and History, into our national curriculum.