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YMCA Ballarat Board - Sarah Pope

Sarah Pope

Vice President

Occupation: Solicitor. Heinz Law.

Joined the Y: 2018

At 22, Sarah followed her dreams of studying criminal law to New York city. Never thinking it was something she was capable of, Sarah quickly adapted to the concrete jungle and had thoughts of never leaving. Luckily for the Y and the communities it supports, Sarah brought her many lessons from living abroad home. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law) from the University of Ballarat and a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University. She completed a Probate internship with the Supreme Court Registry in 2013 and was a Deputy Court Registrar at the Melbourne Magistrates Court for five years. Sarah is now a solicitor and a valuable addition to the Y’s Ballarat Board of Directors. To Sarah, the Y is a community in itself. A way to support our young people and help nurture them by providing safe spaces and much needed services. She is committed to the Y and she believes the Y is committed to making positive changes and building strong individuals. She aspires to be a kind a compassionate person everyday and to helping people in a fulfilling way through both her career and her time with the Y.


Safeguarding Commitment Statement

Y Ballarat Board of Directors

 As the Board of Directors, we acknowledge our responsibility to ensure the governance practices, leadership and values towards Safeguarding are delivered and on display at all times. We are fully committed to the Safeguarding of Children and Young People, with our focus being on providing safe, enjoyable and inclusive environments at all of our services and programs. We will empower our staff and volunteers to have collective leadership on Safeguarding, demonstrating a duty of care, understanding and responsibility towards all of our children and young people.


The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.
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