Debbie Hall is a Learning Support and Engagement Officer working in primary, secondary and specialist schools, as well as TAFE colleges in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs. She works alongside children, adolescents and young adults with learning difficulties, behavioural challenges, emotional issues, and physical impairments.
Debbie is a lifelong Richmond supporter, and in 2021 clocked up 44 consecutive years as a member! Dedicated to helping people with special needs, she has always been an advocate for those with little or no voice.
In 2016, representing the AFLFA, Debbie worked alongside Travellers Aid Australia and the MCC to facilitate the Buggy Project at the MCG. This initiative became a permanent feature and today provides mobility challenged fans with easier access to the MCG from the two surrounding railway stations and car parks in Yarra Park.
In 1982, Debbie successfully lobbied with her family and friends to pressure the then Victorian Football League to provide seating areas at all VFL grounds for people in wheelchairs. She is passionate about the AFL and bringing the game back to the fans in the outer.