Sporting Ambassadors are an integral part of the NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge program.
As elite athletes, past and present NSW and/or Australian representatives, they provide inspiration and motivation for young people to get active. Ambassadors become involved in the PSC either by nomination through their NSW Sporting Organisation, or individually because of their commitment to encouraging young people to choose a healthy, active lifestyle.
Our 2016 Ambassadors included:
- Adam Kellerman - Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis
- Amy Sommerville - Netball
- Ash Thomas - Hockey
- Craig Stevens - Swimming
- Dani Samuels - Discus
- Elysha O'Neill - Water Polo
- Erik Horrie - Paralympic Rower
- Greta Hayes - Hockey
- Jayme Richardson - Paralympic Cyclist
- Jessica Fox - Canoe Slalom
- Jo Brigden Jones - Sprint Kayaker
- Oliver Flack - Hockey
- Paige Hadley - Netball
- Riley Fitzsimmons - Canoeing
- Sally Bennett - Fencing
- Susan Pettitt - Netball
- Tomas Elliott - Swimming
Subject to availability, Ambassadors can also make personal visits to schools. Ambassadors give inspirational talks to students, relate their personal sporting experiences and promote the importance of physical activity and healthy eating. When appropriate, they can also run mini-coaching clinics for a selected group of students.
To request a PSC Ambassador visit, complete the Request Form with details of your preferred time and date. We will endeavour to meet as many requests as possible.
To learn more about some of our current Ambassadors, click on the image/s below:
Some of our past Ambassadors include Nathan Hindmarsh (NRL), Joe Galuvao (NRL), Danny Buderus (NRL), Tim Cahill (soccer), Brett Lee (cricket), Rebecca Rippon (water polo), Usman Khawaja (cricket), Prashanth Sellathurai (gymnastics), Glenn Williams (baseball) and Jaslyn Hewitt (tennis).
Find out more about our some of our other past and present Ambassadors by downloading their profile:
- Susan Pettit
- Jayme Richardson-Paris
- Craig Stevens
- Sarah Coyte
- Dani Samuels
- Alexandra Croak
- Jessica Fox
Susan Pettit: Netball
Jayme Richardson-Paris: Para Cycling
Craig Stevens: Swimming (Freestyle)
Sarah Coyte: Cricket
Dani Samuels: World Champion - Discus
Alexandra Croak: Diving/Gymnastics
Jessica Fox: Canoe Slalom