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Adele Fornarino

Adele Fornarino

Midnyte City is honoured to continue our support and sponsorship of Australia’s top ranked Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete, Adele Fornarino. Adele started training at Dominance MMA at the age of 10. A year later she entered her first competition and beat out two boys to the gold. At 15, whilst still a juvenile white belt, Adele won her first Adult Blue Belt competition in the 2015 Pan Pacific Championships, with the fastest submission of the competition. In December 2015, Adele earned her Blue Belt.

World title No. 1
At 16, in June 2016, Adele attended her first International BJJ Federation (IBJJF) Jiu Jitsu World Championships in Los Angeles, winning the competition to become World Champion Juvenile 2 Blue Belt Lightweight No Gi. In June 2018 Adele attended the IBJJF Jiu Jitsu World Championships in Los Angeles and won Bronze in the Adult Purple Belt Feather No Gi (with 3 subs, losing in the semi to the eventual winner). 

At the age of 18, in July 2018, Adele earned her Brown Belt becoming Australia’s youngest Female Brown Belt.

At the age of 22, in July 2022, Adele won the 2022 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Asian and Oceania competition (<60kg) to qualify for the 2022 ADCC World Championships in Las Vegas (losing to the eventual winner).

In November 2022, Adele won the European Feather No Gi, Rome Feather Gi and ParisFeather and Open Gi and No Gi IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Championships.

World title No. 2
In December 2022 Adele attended the IBJJF Jiu Jitsu World Championships in Los Angeles where she won all matches and reached the final. Two points down with 30 seconds remaining in the match Adele shot a beautiful double-leg take-down to win the match and become World Champion Brown Belt Feather No Gi. 

To cap off an extraordinary year, in December 2022 Adele earned her Black Belt becoming Australia’s youngest Female Black Belt at the age of 23.

"After winning the IBJJF No gi world championships in 2022 at brown belt, I'm very excited to continue that momentum into my first year as a black belt. My sponsorship with Midnyte city has allowed me to focus on training, competing and improving myself both mentally and physically for these tough challenges. As a female athlete in a male dominated combat sport, it's extremely hard to find sponsorships to travel and compete overseas. I appreciate all the support that Midnyte city has given me. They have always believed in me and my ability to become the best in the world at my sport."
- Adele Fornarino

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Midnyte City is committed to the improvement of diversity at events, to enable change in the technology industry for the better. Creating safe and inclusive spaces allows greater opportunity and enriches culture for all who participate and attend. 

Midnyte City is dedicated to the evolution of technology culture. We see a vibrant industry where all voices, regardless of race, gender, social class or sexual orientation, weave together in the common pursuit of better technology.

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.” Our imperative is to continually inspire raising that standard across the industry. 

The Uluru Statement from the Heart

The Uluru Statement is an invitation from First Nations Peoples issued to all Australians on 26 May 2017. It calls for legal and structural reforms to reshape the relationship between First Nations Peoples and the Australian population.

The Statement calls for 2 substantive changes: Voice and Makarrata.
  1. Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Constitution

  2. A Makarrata Commission to supervise

  • Agreement making

  • Truth telling about our history

The Statement calls for real and lasting structural change to our current systems of authority and decision making, rather than surface changes to existing systems. It is a path forward for justice and self-determination for First Nations Peoples in this country. An opportunity for ancient sovereignty to shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood.

Midnyte City are a signatory to the Uluru Statement and fully support legal and structural reforms to reshape the relationship between First Nations Peoples and the Australian population. With hope and full hearts, we accept the infinitely generous invitation of the Uluru Statement to walk together, ‘in a movement of the Australian people for a better future’.

We want to see Australian society progress beyond the divisive, patriarchal, colonial mindset. Moving instead towards reconciliation, remediation and the forging an inclusive, shared national identity.  We believe that people and organisations who stand against The Uluru Statement will be shown to be on the wrong side of history.

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