Four Ambassadors for Inclusion WA
Inclusion WA is excited to announce that Matthew Knight, Wes Robinson, Kylie Wheeler and Kieran Longbottom have signed up to be ambassadors for Inclusion WA.
These four incredible sportspeople aim to spread the message about the importance of social inclusion, and how it can help individuals, families and communities.
Inclusion WA aims to connect people who are living with a disability or are disconnected from community life with sport and community groups so that they can forge essential social connections.
Kylie wheeler, a Heptathlete who has represented Australia at Commonwealth and Olympic games, knows that sport can really help to create these connections.
“I’m proud to be supporting Inclusion WA and hope to encourage people to reach out to those who may be disadvantaged or excluded from society.” Kylie said.
“Coming from a club environment, I know that great friendships can be formed through sport. Inclusion WA works with sporting groups and clubs to make them more inclusive and accepting of everyone.”
Kylie joins Perth Wildcats centre Matthew Knight, Western Force prop Kieran Longbottom and WA cricketer Wes Robinson to raise awareness and support for Inclusion WA.
Paul Fleay, CEO at Inclusion WA, is also pleased about the appointments.
“We are thrilled to have some of WA’s finest sportspeople involved with our organisation. Working with them helps raise awareness of social inclusion, and the way that we can improve lives through sport and recreation.’ Mr Fleay said.
About the Ambassadors
Matthew is the forward centre for the Perth Wildcats. The Tasmanian born player was an integral part of the successful 2011 team, and his career highlights include being voted the NBL's most intimidating player in 2011 and being a representative in the world champions Under 20s team.
Kieran is a prop in the Western Force rugby team. The highly regarded player made history at the club by being the first born and bred WA player to be awarded a Super 14 contract.
Wes is a Western Australian Cricketer who was 27 when he made his state debut in 2008-09. Robinson played for the Western Warriors for three years as a top order batsman.
Kylie is a dual Olympian for Heptathlon and winner of two medals at the Commonwealth games. Kylie is also a four time national champion in Heptathlon (2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006). She retired in 2009 to start a family.
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