Change Our Game Ambassadors

The Change Our Game Ambassador program is focused on connecting influential women with the broader sport and active recreation industry, in order to inspire and advocate gender equality. ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’, and enlisting high profile ambassadors is one way of maximising the reach of the program’s messaging through official appearances and social media activity.

Our Ambassadors provide expertise to the community sport and recreation sector, providing inspiration and advice on policy, increasing female leadership and participation, and breaking down barriers to gender equality, both on and off the playing arena.

Chelsea Roffey poses with umpiring shirt

Chelsea Roffey

Chelsea Roffey is the first and only woman to have officiated in an Australian Football League Grand Final.

Emma Carney standing with hands on hips

Emma Carney

Emma is a a World Champion Triathlete, Sport Australia Hall of Fame and World Triathlon Hall of Fame member.

Katie holding a Western Bulldogs Jumper

Katie Brennan

Katie Brennan is the inaugural captain of the Richmond Football Club AFLW team and business owner of KB.Performance.
Kitty Chiller

Kitty Chiller

Kitty Chiller is the Deputy CEO of the National Sports Tribunal. She was previously CEO of Gymnastics Australia and was the Chef de Mission at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Ambassador Lauren Foote poses with her roller derby helmet

Lauren Foote

Lauren is the captain of the Victorian Roller Derby League All Stars, which won the World Championship title in 2017. She is a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity in sport and recreation.
maddy hogan smiling at camera

Madeleine Hogan

Madeleine Hogan is a three-time Paralympian, who competed mainly in category F42/F46 javelin throw events and won bronze at the 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Mel Jones standing on a cricket field

Mel Jones

Mel Jones is a former Australian cricketer, and since retiring from cricket has been a commentator in international and domestic cricket matches.
Monique Hanley

Monique Hanley

Monique has a successful road and track career, she has ridden across Canada, chased the Tour de France solo, and raced as the only female in the team that won Race Across America (RAAM) in 2007 setting a new course record.
Sarah Wall holding a wing attack pink netball bib

Sarah Wall

Sarah is the creator of NETFIT NETBALL, and has played netball at the elite level for 12 years.
Shantelle Thompson

Shantelle Thompson

Shantelle is a freestyle wrestler on the Australian wrestling team, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete and World Champion. Her vision is to empower women and girls, challenge stereotypes and become a leader within her community.
Sharni Layton poses in her netball kit

Sharni Norder (née Layton)

Sharni is a retired sportsperson who previously played in the AFLW for Collingwood Football Club. She is also a former Australian netball player, having won two gold medals at the Netball World Cup and a Commonwealth Games gold medal.
Ambassador Stella Smith poses with a soccer ball

Stella Smith

Stella is Stella is the Chief Executive of Crime Stoppers Victoria. She worked previously as General Manager, Community and Government Relations at Melbourne Victory.
Ambassador Tal Karp poses with soccer ball

Tal Karp

Tal is the CEO of Y Australia, an Olympian, lawyer and board director, with extensive experience working in not for profit, sport and public sectors.

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