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Shantelle Thompson

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x3 Jiu Jitsu World Champion

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About me

  • Commonwealth Games
  • Martial Arts
  • Combat Sports
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Freestyle Wrestling

Shantelle is a proud Barkindji/European Woman, proud mother of x3 children including twins. After being diagnosed with crippling postnatal depression, 33-year-old Barkindji woman Shantelle Thompson took up Brazilian jiu-jitsu to help her heal. Little did she know that a world title and an Olympics wrestling bid would form a part of the healing process. From this beginning Shantelle has gone on to win x3 World Titles in Jiu-Jitsu all in her 30's, made a bid for 2016 Rio Olympics in freestyle wrestling, was selected as an ambassador for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games and made it onto the Australian Wrestling Shadow Team for the GC2018 Games. All this whilst managing a family of x3, working, earning a double degree in teaching/arts, post-graduate certificate of Indigenous Trauma and Recovery and starting her own business. Shantelle is a strong advocate for equality, human rights and fighting for what is right. She uses her lived, earned and learning life journey experiences to inspire and empower others. Shantelle is a powerful, strong and passionate woman who is open and shares her story willingly to empower others. 

Career Highlights

  • 2015, 2016 and 2018 IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World Champion 
  • 2016 Oceania Wrestling Champion 
  • Competing at the 2016 Oceania/Africana Olympic Qualifiers 
  • 2016 Victorian NAIDOC Sports Person of the Year 
  • 2x National Wrestling Champion
  • GC2018 Commonwealth Games Ambassador
  • 10x Jiu Jitsu Pan Pacific Champion


  • Kiilalaana Founder - Self-empowerment, Self-leadership and life skills development programs 
  • Public Speaking, MC 
  • Delivering programs and speaking in schools, communities and sporting groups 
  • Works within Youth Justice with young men incarcerated
  • Role Model within the community 
  • Current Partners - Korin Gamadji Institue, AFLVIC, Worawa Aboriginal College, Mallee District Aboriginal Services, MAYSAR and more 

Interesting Facts 

  • Loves reconnecting to country and going camping 
  • Big Bang theory
  • Reads historical romance novel 
  • Has a big heart and is known by some as 'Mumma Bear' 

Based in

  • Victoria

Available in

  • Victoria
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia

Available for

  • Attend an event
  • Record a video message
  • Deliver a speech
  • Team announcement (captain, awards etc.)
  • Message for specific person
  • Club or event promotion
  • Video Q&A
  • Guest speaking
  • Product launch
  • Sign some autographs


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