Anna Meares OAM
On the track, the numbers alone are staggering – 6 Olympic medals (2 gold), 27 World Championship medals (11 gold), and 8 Commonwealth Games medals (5 gold)!
However, what the numbers fail to capture is the essence of Anna off the track – the selfless, inspiring woman who is an avid ambassador and passionate fundraiser for some amazing causes.
As a Fly into July 2020 participant, Anna decided to join a random team with the aim to keep motivated and get out for regular walks with her newborn daughter.
Jessica Stenson (née Trengove)
As an Olympic marathon runner and Commonwealth Games medalist, Jess attributes her success quite simply to her love of running, determination, a balanced approach to training, and the strong support she receives from family, friends, coaches and her training group.
Jess is an incredibly kind-hearted and giving individual who strongly believes in using her platform to make a difference.
She returns as a Fly into July ambassador for 2021 after participating as a team captain last year alongside her friends, family and fans!
Flick rose to fame as a contestant from Australian Survivor (2016) and Australian Survivor: All Stars, and has since gone on to be an advocate for mental health.
Passionate about combining mental and physical wellbeing, Flick wants to educate people on how positive change can be achieved through focus, persistence and determination.
Flick joins as a Fly into July ambassador for the first time. She is looking forward to captaining a team and encouraging others to participate.
Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid
Reidy is best known for saving lives on the hit tv series Bondi Rescue, but is also an avid supporter of mental health.
Being a fitness nut, Reidy counts cycling, running, swimming and open ocean paddling among his favorite ways to keep in shape. He loves to challenge himself and if that isn’t enough he’ll sign up to an Ironman triathlon just for kicks.
His support for Fly into July 2021 comes via the Mental Awareness Foundation, where he is a long time ambassador.
After excelling for many years as a Supercars pit reporter, Riana is the new host of the Australian Superbike Championships and is also a lover of health and fitness.
Riana believes in ‘only possibilities’. Recently achieving Ironman Cairns in June 2021, she has inspired many to take that first step into regular fitness activity.
Brenden Hall OAM
In a career spanning more than a decade, Brenden has amassed an impressive total of 17 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals across his international events.
Six years after being the youngest male on the Dolphins swimming team at the 2008 Beijing Games, he was awarded an OAM for service to sport as a gold medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
His support for Fly into July 2021 comes as an ambassador to the Mental Awareness Foundation.
Sport Access Foundation founder Katie is one of Australia’s most distinguished Para-triathletes.
Just weeks after she was declared legally blind, Katie made her international debut in Para-triathlon at the 2015 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Para-triathlon Event, winning a gold medal in the women’s PT5.
She has gone on to win numerous awards both on and off the track since, and continues to be a positive example of persistence and determination.
Retired professional racing cyclist Yanto is now pursuing his business dreams as the founder and CEO of Le Col, which produces some of the most sought-after cycle gear around.
With a long list of personal achievements and close relationships with the elite in his sport, Yanto aims to use his profile and platform to make a tangible difference to the lives of those less fortunate.
He remains focused on promoting personal health and wellbeing, and will be participating in the Fly into July Challenge with his family this year.
We also wish to thank our dedicated community ambassadors, who volunteer their time to help encourage, support, and guide our participants through the challenge.