Dr Kiernan Dorney

Nigel C Barker Medal for Sporting Achievement

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Kiernan is the captain and starting quarterback for the Sydney University American Football team and has led the team to an unprecedented 10 back to back championship victories. He is also captain and starting quarterback for the NSW and national teams, testifying to his recognition as Australia’s best quarterback.

In 2007, he became one of the few Australians to join a US college football team when he played with the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros. Kiernan, who was awarded a University Blue in 2010, is also nurturing the next generation of footballers as coach of the Under 18 Sydney University Cubs.

He has combined his passion for gridiron with outstanding academic performance, graduating from the Sydney University Medical School with first class honours.