Ahmed Dini is a leader in Victoria’s African Australian community. He has been a strong voice and influential advocate for his community since his creation of Australian Somali Football Association (ASFA) promoting sport, mentor under-privileged young people and to create a more cohesive Victorian African community. Since then, the Australian Somali football championships have become the largest sporting event ever undertaken by the African community in Australia! In recent years Ahmed has been appointed to the African Australian Ministerial working group, serving as an Australia Day Ambassador and People of Australia Ambassador under Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Ahmed has also been named Victorian Local Hero as part of the Australian of the Year Award, chaired the Flemington Neighbourhood Renewal and continues to advocate for young African Australians – earning him the title of the 24th most influential person in Victoria 2013. Ahmed is currently Co-founder of Ubuntu Project a community led service provider in advocacy and cultural service delivery.