Holme Talitha

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Place of birth Marion, South Australia

Talitha Holme

"My nickname is Beef!" Born in Marion from German and Australian heritage Talitha went to school at Sacred Heart College - Victor Harbour. After finishing school she moved to Victor Harbour working in a café and surfing every day. Surfing was such a part of her life that she decided she wanted to become a pro surfer. Later she was interviewed at Tabor Adelaide to secure a teaching degree. Talitha went to London in 2009 to teach at a primary school level and ended up in Sheffield for a year and half and became easily accustomed to English and football life!

"Two and a half years in the U.K. traveling and having the best time of my life..... I'm still friends with a lot of people there... I've been back since and caught up with lots of friends" She worked as a relief teacher in the catholic system all over Adelaide before another calling came as a youth worker working with children who are in the foster system. Talitha worked closely with vulnerable children and helped young people develop relationships. Youth work was very fulfilling and rewarding.

“As a relief teacher I became too strict and the schools loved it.... but the students hated it.” Between all of this, Talitha was still quite involved with sport training at a state level for tennis, as well as training in surfing, and even Gaelic Football and has even just started Jui Jitsu! She's always been sporty and overall just loves Sports! As a bit of fun, a friend set up a profile for her on a dating site called, "Plenty Of Fish" and she actually ended up meeting her husband Samuel Walton! On a trip to Europe Sam proposed in front of the world-famous Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy. They got married in 2019 after dating for five years and she moved to Gawler to be with Sam. Whilst still a youth worker she decided to go at it alone and did a diploma in finance and started her own business Talitha Holme - Finance Broker. Her finance business specialises in residential, commercial, and mortgage broking.

"I was Burnt out from youth working, I needed a change of pace and I wanted something more black and white. My passions in property and renovations, i like helping people and i like it being a little more formal.....Being a broker is an ethical job and I get to help people by being bound by legislation" Talitha loves a challenge and is always willing to take those challenges on and always learns from her mistakes. She had always wanted to start her own business. With the help of her two sisters Miriam and Ferial, they started up a podcast called the Sisters That Slay Podcast. They'll interview people from business who have an experienced business life discussing their business journey.

“I'm a massive port fan, it’s the best thing about me!” Talitha plays for Willaston Football Club the, "Donnybrooks" in the women's senior team and is happy in any role on the field. The Donnybrooks are a very progressive club and are not defined by anything with all of the volunteers, players and supporters showing passion and dedication and are all considered Donnybrooks.

"One in, all in!" Her nickname is, "BEEF" and this year she has been the team manager playing in finals and then eventually winning The Co-op BLGW final after her second season! She loves watching her husband Sam play footy and between working and sports she enjoys a coffee and a nice beer and generally socialising,

“In Gawler I love the community in general.... I've always felt very accepted in the sporting community. I love the relaxed atmosphere and the sense of pride in the community”

First shared on Gawler in Photographs ‘Humans of Gawler’ series 9 December 2020.

Photographs by Daniel James Down. Please click here to visit the Gawler in Photographs Facebook page.

Gawler History Team Inc thanks Daniel James Down (Gawler in Photographs) and the subjects of ‘Humans of Gawler’ for allowing us to preserve their profiles and photographs for future generations of Gawlerites to enjoy.

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