From patron Greg Norman through to current AFL footballers Travis Boak, Rory Sloane and South America’s women’s soccer superstar Maria Jose Rojas – or Cote as she’s known universally – our ambassadors are here to spread the word about what we do and why.
And while the Foundation builds sports facilities and runs recreational programs, we also want as many people as possible to hear about what we do and how to get on board.
Through their networks and profiles, our ambassadors can do just that. Crucially, they are also there to inspire, to read and show that sport at any level is for everyone and is a medicine for life.
A world renowned elite tennis coach and media commentator
“I know what sport has done for me and so many people I’ve met around the world. I am grateful for the opportunities it has given me. I believe that sport can positively influence all lives.”
Former, and long standing, world number one professional golfer
"When Roger first explained his vision for the Foundation, it was an easy 'yes' for me. The RRSF is all about taking away the reasons. Taking away the barriers. And giving all children access to sport, regardless of background or circumstance."
Maria Jose Rojas - Cote
Ground breaking World Cup soccer player with Chile, Cote currently plays in the W-League for Sydney FC and is a former Adelaide Utd striker. She runs innovative sports and life skills coaching programs for kids across the greater Adelaide region.
"Sport enhances not only our physical and mental well-being but builds teams skills and gives us helps us get on in life more generally. We cannot deny any child access to sport.”
A basketball medalist in three consecutive Olympics, Rachel is a member of the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.
“Coming from a family of sporting achievers, I know how important it is to get the chance as a child to discover what sport can do you. And, in turn, how that opportunity can lead you to help others.”
Former world number 1 squash player, mentor to young supporting athletes and currently a national sports presenter commentator for Triple M Radio
Former Port Power Champion, AFL Premiership Captain 2004, 4 Best and Fairest Awards, 4 All Australian selections, 255 games.
Rory joined RRSF in 2012. He is a powerful member of the Adelaide Crows, loves all sports and has a great passion for helping kids get into sport
Selected at No. 5 in the 2005 AFL Draft, Travis Boak made his Debut in 2007 for the Port Adelaide Power Football Club. His appointment as Captain of his side in 2013, at the age of 25, pays tribute to his sterling leadership credentials.
Graham Cornes OAM
Former SANFL champion playing for Glenelg WITH 317 games. Coach of Adelaide Crows 91-94 and is now 5AA presenter on SA's number one sports radio show.
Dual Olympic Gold medalist with the Hockeyroos in 1996 and 2000. Three consecutive Olympic games appearances.
International tennis player and Australian Davis Cup player. Career high – # 15 in Singles and #8 in Doubles. Long standing tennis commentator who also had a kids’ tennis trophy, The Wally Masur Cup, named after him in 2021.
A-League team Adelaide United soccer player and member of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) Executive. Concurrently serving as an Ambassador for All Together Now, Bruce was named Australia League Young Footballer of the Year in 2008 and debuted in Australia's national soccer team in the same year. CEO for Committee for Adelaide.
Adelaide Football Club Champion. 321 AFL games. Premiership player 1997 and 1998.
A big thank you to founding ambassadors Bruce McAvaney, Shane Watson, Megan Jones, Wally Masur, Travis Dodd, and Natalie von Bertouch.
“I have seen first-hand the difference sport can make can make to kids: to their lives now and in their future. And this is what the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation is all about — giving these kids access to a better life by giving them access to sport.”