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Quade Cooper Australian Wallaby Rugby Union Representative

 

Quade Cooper-Australian Wallaby

Quade S. Cooper is a New Zealand born Australian rugby union player. He currently plays for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition and for Australia. His usual position is Fly-half. Quade has representated the Australian Wallabies Rugby Union team 38 times and has scored 65 points. He has also representated the QLD Reds in 72 appearances since 2006, scoring 434 points.

"I am proud to be a supporter of the Footys4All Foundation, sport can change kids lives and having the right equipment is important. Footys4All is a great Foundation, knowing that they get sporting equipment to kids that really need it means a lot to me."

http://quadecooper.com

 

Quade Cooper Australian Wallaby Rugby Union Representative

 

Will Tomlinson- IBO World Super Featherweight Champion

"The Footys4all Foundation is a great cause because one of the most important things to have whilst growing up is to have some sort of goal and to be always working towards something or trying to get better at something whether it be through sport or academia. But unfortunately not every kid is brought up under circumstances where that is enforced and don't have the right people around them to guide them in the right direction. By Footys4All supplying sporting equipment to kids in disadvantaged situations it will help draw kids into a positive sporting club environment where they can develop all different skills associated with not only that particular sport but also all the skills picked up through being involved in a team and a competitive environment."

 

www.wildwilltomlinson.com.au

 

Will  grew up boxing as a junior in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia.

He fought 100 amateur fights rising steadily up through the ranks. He was a 2007 AIS boxing scholarship holder who missed out on the Beijing Olympic team in 2008. He immediately turned pro and fought for the first three years of his pro career in Blacktown Sydney winning his first 10 fights by knockout.

He has won the following State, Australian and World Boxing titles in his successful career so far:

New South Wales State Lightweight Title

Australian Super Featherweight Title

IBO Intercontinental Super Featherweight Title

WBO Oriental Super Featherweight Title

WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight Title

2012 IBO World Super Featherweight Title


 

 

Lance "Buddy" Franklin

  • AFL Hawthorn
  • 4 x All-Australian Team 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • 2008 Premiership player
  • 6 x Hawthorn leading goalkicker
  • 2 x Coleman Medalist
  • Peter Crimmins Medalist

Sport has always been a part of my life. The opportunity to run around playing footy with my mates and family members from an early age has given me many fond memories. The Footys4all Foundation will give all children no matter what their race, ability or location the same opportunity to create positive sporting memories with their friends and family and allow them to follow their sporting dreams whatever they maybe. It is a worthwhile foundation, which I am proud to put my name to.

https://twitter.com/Buddy_Franklin

http://nenaandpasadena.com

     

Matthew Geyer

  • 3 time State of Origin NSW representative
  • 226 game Melbourne Storm ARL Dual Premiership player

I grew up in a working class area and mum and dad put my brother, sisters and I into sport at a very young age as a way to keep fit, make friends and probably stay out of trouble.  I have had a love of sport from since I can remember, and growing up I rarely had a ball out of my hands, and this is something I have passed on to my children. If I am ever unsure of what gift to give for a birthday, I can be sure a footy, netball or cricket ball will be well received.  The wonderful sporting opportunities and the amazing people I met throughout my career can all be attributed to me being given access to pursue my sporting dream from a young age.  There are so many children across Australia and the world who do not have access to the same opportunities that I had, which is wrong in our modern day society. The Footys4All foundation has been set up to allow these children to have the same opportunities as I and many others had in our lives.  I am proud to be an ambassador to the foundation representing rugby league and look forward to providing kids with balls to use in their pursuit of their own sporting dreams, however great or small.

www.impactrugby.com

 

Brett Ratten

  • 2007-2012 AFL Carlton coach
  • 1990-2003 AFL Carlton player 255gms
  • 117 gls Carlton premiership player 1995
  • Carlton captain 2002–2003
  • John Nicholls Medal 1995, 1997, 2000
  • All-Australian team 2000, 2001

As an AFL player and AFL Coach I have been lucky enough to see the positive impact that playing the sport that you love can have on your health and well being. Sport can instil a sense of belonging, mateship and self worth and this journey begins from the first time a young child holds his/her first ball. In our rich and lucky country it is unjust that not all children have this opportunity to begin their sporting journey. The Footys4All Foundation is going to change this imbalance and give all Australians's and the world's children a chance to begin their own sporting journey with free, new sporting balls. I know that this Footys4All foundation will change lives for the better and I am proud to be associated with it.

 

Mr Liam Pickering

  • Fox Footy Football Commentator
  • 124 AFL gms with Nth Melbourne and Geelong(1997 Geelong Best and Fairest)
  • 171 VCA Cricket Games with Nth Melbourne Cricket Club

My life has revolved around sport and I have seen the way that it can provide opportunities for participants to become a better people and to improve their lives in many, many ways. Sport provides opportunities to get fit, have fun, become part of a team and to build ones self esteam and confidence. For many people the lack of resources means that they are unable to gain the afore mentioned opportunities that engaging in sport provides. The Footys4All foundation gives people these opportunities which can lead to their lives being changed forever. I am proud to be part of this foundation and look forward to supporting its initiatives for many, many years to come.

 

Scott Lucas

  • Former Essendon AFL Premiership player - 2000
  • Best and Fairest in 2003 and 2000
  • 270 Essendon AFL games and 471 goal kicker

It is a great privilege to be associated with an organisation such as Footys4All. The opportunity to play sport of any kind is something many of us take for granted. By providing sporting balls to those less fortunate, many more children will experience the joy and fun that sport can bring to their lives.

 

Daniel Talia

  • 2012 AFL Rising Star

Playing sport can give the opportunity for a person to follow a path which leads to playing that sport for a living. The Footys4All foundation which I am proud to be associated with has been created to give all children the chance to own their own new ball and to have fun by themselves, with their family and friends or within a team and club structure. We often take this activity for granted and don't realise how tough it out there for some children. The Footys4All foundation has been created for those children doing it tough and I look forward to being part of a something special and unique which helps those who need it most in our country.

 

Albert Anae-QLD Reds Rugby Union Player

Albert Anae is an Australian rugby union footballer who plays professionally for the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby. He made his debut during the 2011 Super Rugby season against the Hurricanes in Wellington. He usually plays as a prop or hooker. Albert made his Australian Under 20s debut in 2009 at the inaugural IRB Junior World Championships in Wales and has also represented Australia as a Schoolboy at Under 19 level.

 

Growing up as a kid I would always find myself walking with a rugby ball kicking it, bouncing it on the way to school,  in between classes and with my mates. Everyone has a story behind them, some worse than others. Footys4All foundation is a great way to connect people through sport. Kids are the future of next generation so it's vital we give the kids in need the opportunity that they probably wouldn't get with out Footys4All.

https://twitter.com/albertanae

Peter Ryan  

Peter T Ryan OAM

  • 2003 Life member and 2012 General Manager, Victorian Football Integration Development Association

The Football Integration Development has provided a regular competition of Australian Rules football for players with an intellectual disability for the past twenty-two years. We currently have nearly five hundred players and will soon become an associate affliliate of AFL Vic. As many of our players come from difficult situations and under-privileged families they can only dream of owning their own footy. Footys4all is a fantastic concept and one we are happy to endorse and proud to be associated with.

 

   

Jackson Trengove-Port Adelaide FC

 

Sport has always been a part of mine and my families' life. It has brought joy and so many happy times to me since I was a child and many of my fondest childhood moments derive from being involved in sport from a young age. Being involved as an Ambassador for Footys4All enables me to bring the same joy that I've experienced to underprivileged kids worldwide. Whilst footy is my favourite sport, I enjoy all other ball sports, including: soccer, tennis and basketball.

 

Jackson Trengove was drafted to Port Adelaide with pick 22 in the 2008 AFL National Draft from the Calder Cannons. He played his junior football in Victoria at 
Strathmore in the EDFL and
Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Jackson's AFL Debut was in 
Rd 1, 2010 v North Melbourne. He has played 61 AFL Games and is the youngest player ever to win the prestigious John Cahill Medal for being Port Adelaide's Best and Fairest in 2011. Jackson also won the Gavin Wanganeen Medal
in 2010. www.portadelaidefc.com.au

     

Wayne Schwass-Nth Melbourne/Sydney Swan Premiership AFL Player

 

Sports play such an important role in our communities so when the opportunity arose to get involved with Footys4All, I jumped at the chance.

 

Wayne Schwass born in New Zealand played 282 AFL gms

and kicked 154gls with Nth Melbourne and  Sydney Swans. He was the Nth Melbourne Best and Fairest player in 1994 and 1995 and won a Premiership with Nth Melbourne in1996. He was All Australian in 1999 and the Sydney Swans Best and fairest in 1999."Schwatter" was a champion wingman, known in his playing days for his blistering pace and courage.

 

Wayne is currently part of the Triple M AFL commentary team.

 

http://www.facebook.com/WayneSchwass

     

Tony Riches

My wife Francine and I are so pleased to be a part of the great work being done by Footys4all Foundation. Their support to our Indigenous community in Melbourne's West via our church and community work is a great way of helping families to help their kids. As Chaplains with the AFL Indigenous Players and their families we have seen the potential for disadvantaged kids to not only have fun but to have a career pathway. Having this hope helps in the process of keeping engaged with school and friends. All through having fun with a ball!!  Our four sons were able to pursue their dreams and played some basketball in the U.S. which would never have happened if they had not spent hundreds of hours playing with a ball. We would love to see every child reach their highest potential which is why we are so pleased to partner with Footys4all to help everyone we can.

     

Brett Kennerly-President and Coach-Pyramid Power JAFL Club

 

www.pyramidpower.weebly.com

  

Having grown up playing ball sports like AFL, Basketball,  Volleyball, and also Cricket, I can not remember NOT having a ball in my hands for more than two consecutive days. 

 

In my role as Club Coach and President, I have worked with children who live in poverty or from low socio-economic backgrounds for 7 years now.  The impact that something as simple as a ball to play with, can have such a positive impact on their lives.  A ball can increase fitness levels, dexterity, and give the children a sense of worth as being part of a team or group of friends, as well as general happiness, and the ability to let the child forget, if for only a short period, about hard they may be doing in life.

 

I support FOOTYS4ALL, because I truly believe in this brilliant but simple concept, and the impact that it could have on a childs happiness.


 

Quade Cooper Australian Wallaby Rugby Union Representative

 

Rebecca Tavo-Australian Rugby Sevens Captain

I would love to be an ambassador for the Footys4all Foundation because I know how many opportunities sport has given me. Meeting life time friends from countries all over the world, travelling to amazing countries and playing in front of 1000's of people. It really has been a dream.
I come from a remote mining town in Western Australia, where sporting opportunities are very few and sporting ambassadors are even less! I think I would be a good role model for all the kids that are far from the cities, who think that it is impossible to represent your country and travel the world playing your favourite sport. Even if not playing for your country, it sets up an awesome and healthy lifestyle. Every time I exercise I feel better than I did before. My favorite memories as kid were the ones running around playing touch rugby with the golden oldies in Port Hedland. That's also where I learnt my moves:) I would happily give my time to the kids at Footys4all camps or clinics!

https://twitter.com/RebeccaTavo

 

  Michael Long    

Michael Long-Essendon AFL legend

Sport crosses all cultures and borders and has the ability to unite people across the world. Children can learn about health, nutrition, teamwork and respect whilst engaging in a sporting activity which can be transfered into their every day lives. I believe that the Footys4all foundation mission to provide sporting opportunities to all children is of utmost importance and I am proud to to become an ambassador for this foundation.   

 

Michael started his career at the St Mary's in the NTFL before playing for West Torrens in the SANFL. Michael was then drafted to Essendon in 1989 where he played 190 games and kicked 143 gls. He was the VFL rookie of the year in 1989 and won two premierships with Essendon in 1993 and the year 2000. He was adjudged best player in the 1993 grand final and was awarded the Norm Smith Medal. Michael was also inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

 

   

Terry Wallace - Biography

Played 254 VFL/AFL Games from 1978-1991

Won 4 Best and Fairest in the 1980s 2 at Hawthorn and 2 at Footscray. This made him one of only 3 players in Australia to do so (Tim Watson and Gerard Healy)

Played in 8 grand finals (5 day and 3 night) for 5 Premierships (3 day and 2 night) with Hawthorn Football Club.

Was an All Australian on 3 occasions and won virtually every media award over his career with exception of the Brownlow Medal where his best finish was third.

Capably combined his playing career with a successful business career in sales. He spent nine years as State Sales Manager for the Kerry Packer owned Sky Channel which was housed at GTV 9 in Melbourne.

After a stint as an assistant coach he took over the Senior Coaches role at the Western Bulldogs mid way through the 1996 season

In his first full season as coach he took the Bulldogs from 15th place to 3rd position losing the 1997 Preliminary Final to the premiers Adelaide by only 2 points.

Over the next 4 years the Bulldogs set a record for the club of 4 finals appearances in a row.

As a coach Terry was seen as an innovator and brought the game closer to the fans by opening the game up to the media. He also initiated the on field pre game warm up that every team has now adopted and was All Australian Coach in 1998.

After controversially leaving the Bulldogs at the end of the 2002 season Terry worked in the Media writing  regularly for the Herald Sun as well as working for both 3AW and Fox Footy.

In 2005 Terry signed  on to one of the toughest assignments in the AFL coaching the Richmond Football Club where he coached for five years.

2009 he was only the 17th person in AFL/VFL history to have been involved in 500 games as a player and coach.

2010 Terry's roles have been quite diverse. Corporately he has been involved as an ambassador with Chandler & McLeod whilst working also in the Corporate world as a guest speaker and facilitator. He has also been heavily involved with Crocmedia,, SEN,Fox and GTV 9  in a variety of media roles.

2011/13 Terry has been heavily involved with Crocmedia, AFL.com, SEN as well as many Corporate partners including the AFL and Chandler Macleod. His work in the media as the 'List Manager' has opened up an information pathway in this area.