Northern Territory Runners
Roy “Billy” Tilmouth
Roy is a 30 year old Eastern Arrernte man from Alice Springs who works for Ingkerreke Commercial and where he is also captain of his local AFL Football club. Roy has followed the IMP journey since the start in 2010 being inspired by Graduates Charlie, Caleb and Reggie who he played local AFL footy with. He was also inspired by fellow local and 2014 IMP Graduate, Sarah Carmody. He decided to have a go because he realised this was his last chance to be part of the IMP and wanted to challenge himself to follow in the footsteps of his fellow Alice Springs Graduates. Roy is a non-drinker/non-smoker/gambler and he knows that there is a lot of anti-social behaviour especially amongst the youth in Alice Springs and he wants to be the change he sees in his community.
Tara is a 30 year old Southern Arrernte/Luritja Aboriginal woman from Alice Springs and is keen to continue the influence and inspiration of IMP Graduates. Tara is the eldest of about 40 cousins and she is determined to be a role model to her cousins and siblings, and encourage them to pursue healthier lifestyles. She is also a single mum to a six year old boy and would like to demonstrate to him that anything is possible – she will set the bar high and hope he exceeds her achievements in his lifetime! Tara is highly motivated and particularly interested in nutrition and the effects of sugar consumption on Aboriginal children and families. She wants to see the introduction of more traditional Indigenous food into the diets of her people and endorsing bush foods as a healthy alternative to high fat/high sugar diets. Tara’s inclusion in the squad will strengthen the IMP’s connection in Central Australia with 2014 IMP Graduate, Sarah Carmody, having a significant impact in Alice Springs.