Challenge Ambassadors

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.

Ambassadors provide information about themselves and their career so that students can gain an insight into their sporting heroes.

PSC AMBASSADOR VISITS:

In 2013, the PSC program organised more than 90 Ambassador visits to schools. Connected Classrooms technology has enabled us to offer schools the opportunity for a "Virtual Visit". This experience has already been enjoyed by many rural and remote schools.Ambassador Request Form

Schools participating in the 2014 Challenge are eligible to submit a request for an Ambassador visit by completing a Request Form. (Click on the form opposite). If you are having trouble submitting it, please scan and attach to an email to psc@det.nsw.edu.au

Ambassadors are available for school visits (depending on their work and training schedules) to give inspirational talks to students, relate their personal sporting experiences, promote the importance of physical activity and healthy eating and in some cases, provide mini-coaching clinics for select groups of students.

Whilst we make every effort to meet all reasonable requests, unfortunately Ambassador training and competition schedules don't always permit it. We will do our best!

To learn more about some of our current Ambassadors, click on the image/s below:

Susan PratleyCraig StevensSally BennettNathan HindmarshJayme RichardsonJessica Fox






















Some of our past Ambassadors include 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:

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Susan Pratley: Netball

Highest Achievement
Commonwealth Games - India 2010, Silver Medal
ANZ Championship 2008 - Premiers
World Netball Championships 2007 - World Champions
Commonwealth Games- Melbourne 2006, Silver Medal
Position
Goal Attack/Goal Shooter
Team
NSW Swifts
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Brett Morris: National Rugby League

Highest Achievement
Kangaroos Tour 2009
Team
St George Illawarra Dragons
Position
Wing
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Jayme Richardson-Paris: Para Cycling

Highest Achievement
2008 Beijing Paralympics
Australian National Track Championship - 2 Gold Medals
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Nathan Hindmarsh: National Rugby League

Team
Parramatta Eels
Position
Second Row
Highest Achievement
17 matches for NSW 2001-02, 2004-07, 2010
24 Tests for Australia 2004-2007, 09 (Inc. 2000 World Cup)
Tri Nations 2004-06
Country Origin 2008
Four Nations 2009. People choice award 5 years running
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Tatafu Polota - Nau: Rugby Union

Team
Australia Rugby Union Team
Highest Achievement
International Rugby Board U21 Player of the Year
Position
Hooker
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Craig Stevens: Swimming (Freestyle)

Highest Achievement
2004 and 2008 Olympic Games - 2004 Silver Medal (4 x 200m Freestyle)
FINA World Championships - 2003 Gold Medal, 2007 Bronze Medal
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Scott Coyte: Cricket

Position
All Rounder
Team
NSW Speed Blitz Blues
Highest Achievement
NSW under 19's
Australian under 19's
NSW Speed Blitz Blues: 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2011
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Sarah Coyte: Cricket

Highest Achievement
Australian Southern Stars selection
Australian Shooting Stars selection
NSW Lend Lease Breakers selection
Team
Australian Women Cricket Team
Position
All Rounder
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Dani Samuels: World Champion - Discus

Highest Achievement
World Champion 2009
2008 Beijing Olympics - 9th
World Youth 2005 and
World Junior Champion 2006
2006 Commonwealth Games - Bronze medal
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Jarrad McVeigh: Australian Football League

Team
Sydney Swans
Position
Midfield
Highest Achievement
Co-Captain 2011
International Rules Series 2010
Sydney Swans Best and Fairest 2008
Sydney Swans Most Improved Player 2006
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Alexandra Croak: Diving/Gymnastics

Highest Achievement
2010 Commonwealth Games - Diving, Gold
2010 World Cup - Diving, Silver
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Team Member - Diving
2002 Commonwealth Games - Gymnastics, Gold
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Team Member - Gymnastics
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Jessica Fox: Canoe Slalom

Highest Achievement
- Selection in the Australian 2012 Olympic team
- Australian Canoeing Athlete of the year 2011
- AIS Education Award 2011
- 1st in the state HSC PDHPE course (2011)
Memorable Moment
Winning the junior world championships and Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010
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Kaarle McCulloch: Cycling

Memorable Moment
Winning my first World Title in 2009 in the Team Sprint with Anna Meares
Highest Achievement
NSWIS team athlete of the year award in 2009 and 2010
AIS team athlete of the year award in 2011
Speciality
Track Sprinter
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Tom Scully: AFL

Career highlights to date
- Under-18 All Australian AFL team in 2008/2009
- AFL debut in 2010 with Melbourne Demons
- 2010 Harold Ball Memorial Trophy (Melbourne's Best First Year Player)
- Signed a six year contract to commence with Greater Western Sydney Giants in 2012
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Adam Feeney: Tennis

Career highlights to date
- Career High Singles World Ranking - 248
- Career High Doubles World Ranking - 100
- 3rd round Australian Open Doubles, twice
- 2nd round Wimbledon Doubles