Courtney Angus – Wakeboarding
Courtney Angus is the current Australian Champion and is aptly called the ‘Queen of the Cable’. When it comes to her sport, there is no other that can complete the package like she can – whether that be in the air or on the rails. A full time professional at her sport, she travels the globe winning tournaments and always represents her country with great pride. A born superstar and a natural in front of the camera, Courtney is a must have ambassador for any business with an edge.
Sami Kennedy-Sim – Ski Cross
Sami Kennedy Sim is a seasoned veteran in the sport of Ski Cross.
With two Winter Olympic Games (Sochi & PyeongChang) under her belt, Sami continues to impress on the world scale with her skill and willingness to succeed. Sami didn’t even let a stroke she suffered in 2013 hold her back just 10 months before the games in Sochi, she still competed and represented her country with pride at her debut Olympics against all the odds. Four years later, she finished 8th in the World at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
A wonderful personality off the course and a fierce competitor on it, Sami is a true role model and a sponsors’ dream.
Kai Sakakibara – BMX
Half Japanese, half British and following a childhood being raised in both Japan and Australia, Kai Sakakibara’s great international success in the world of BMX racing is hardly a surprise. The eldest of the Sakakibara duo, Kai was the first to get into BMX as a sport. Right from the get-go, Kai has prided himself on giving BMX his absolute all, which has resulted in Kai finding himself within the top 10 of World Rankings.
The ‘stricter’ of the siblings, Kai is always the first to show up and the last to leave, all the while sticking around to ask if there’s anything more he can do to improve himself. His head firmly screwed on, Kai hasn’t lost sight of the fact that he has the privilege of pursuing his passion all the while having his sister, Saya, by his side every step of the way. With his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and a medal at the 2019 World Cup, Kai Sakakibara is a safe bet for the upcoming BMX seasons.
Saya Sakakibara – BMX
Born in Japan and having been raised in both Japan and Australia, it’s undeniable that half British, half Japanese Saya Sakakibara was destined for a world-wide career. The second-born of the Sakakibara siblings, Saya learnt from an early age that her older brother Kai wasn’t just a brother, he was someone she would later learn would help her find her feet in the competitive world of BMX racing. Following a phenomenal 2018 season, Saya fought her way to the top ultimately finding herself at 6th in the world and 2nd in ranking. Topping it all off, these incredible achievements were attained in Saya’s rookie year in Elite competition.
Whilst it’s clear Saya has made her mark in the world of BMX, Saya remains humble and will always give credit to another before herself. With the ability to maintain focus on the track whilst remaining true to herself off the track, Saya is so much more than merely an amazing athlete – just ask Red Bull, one of her main sponsors. With her sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, it’s safe to say that Saya Sakakibara is one to watch.
Josh Amberger – Ironman
Josh Amberger is a master of endurance; with a specialty in triathlons he has made a name for himself in one of the worlds most challenging sporting events, IRONMAN. The mental strength, sweat and tears that goes into preparing oneself to perform at such a high level is tribute to Josh’s determination to reach his goal of becoming IRONMAN World Champion.
With sport running through his veins and a go hard or go home attitude, there is no one more suited for ambassador roles within the industry.
Ashleigh Gentle – Triathlon
Ashleigh Gentle is the shining example of a champion triathlete.
Currently number 2 in the world, Ash is the ultimate competitor- full of fire and ready to show the world exactly what she’s made of in her mission to take out the coveted number 1 spot. She has gained a Gold Medal in the Team Triathlon on the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the first half of 2018 and is geared up and ready for victory for her upcoming games.
Her ‘fighter’ mentality in the race provides fuel when it really counts and never fails to leave spectators on the edge of their seats. It’s this vitality in her performance that positions her as the ultimate role model and an ideal ambassador for brands within the industry.
Adam Lambert – Snowboard Cross
Adam Lambert is a rising star in the sport Snowboard Cross. He is a tough competitor who is quickly establishing a reputation for his hardness on the course and his leadership off it.
He achieved the ultimate representing his country at the PyeongChang Olympics in 2018 and fought hard for his place in the finals among the world’s best. Adam will be making big waves in the sport over the next 4 years and beyond.
A big personality who makes a great ambassador for a brand with a purpose. Ranked 4th in the world at just 19 years of age, his potential is limitless.
Joany Badenhorst- Snowboard Cross
Joany Badenhorst is an awe-inspiring Paralympian who is currently dominating the slopes worldwide. She is ranked 1st in the world for Boarder-Cross LL-2 and is continuing to exceed expectations at every event she competes in.
Aside from her talent in sport, she is also a born leader- as proven by her amazing job as Co-Captain of the Australian Paralympic team in 2018. A role model for the youth, her team and her country, she was recently given the honor to become the first ever female Flag Bearer of Australia.
Joany is a fighter at heart, with a deep-rooted drive to beat all odds and achieve her dreams. Her story is one of triumph, with many more victories to come. She’s the ideal candidate for any brand who wants to join her on what will be an impressive journey in winter sports.
Thomas Maxwell – Racing (Formula Renault)
20-year-old Darwin born, Thomas Maxwell is one of Australia’s most exciting up and coming racecar drivers. Currently racing for Renault in the 2018 Eurocup, Thomas is aiming for race wins and podium finishes as he continues to impress on a global scale.
Off the track, Thomas enjoys playing golf, fishing, drumming and spending time out on the water. His down-to-earth nature and growing online following make him an amazing ambassador for brands wanting to partner with exciting new talent.
Isabelle Wallace – Tennis
Isabelle Wallace is one of Australia’s brightest up and coming tennis players. Originally hailing from Scotland, Isabelle moved to Australia with her family when she was 10 where she achieved a junior ranking of 37 in 2014. Isabelle is now based in Valencia, Spain where she trains and competes for Australia. A successful singles and doubles player, Isabelle recently took out the Nules singles tournament in Spain, claiming $25,000 prize money before making her Australian Open debut in January 2018. Isabelle is about as exciting as it gets for stakeholders wanting to jump on the bandwagon of a rising sports superstar.
Carissa Holland – Wrestling
Carissa Holland is a Commonwealth Games Athlete and will be representing her country again at the 2018 Comm Games on the Gold Coast. A fierce competitor and a possessor of a huge work ethic – Carissa brings both the hard edge of her wrestling and her poise and class outside it to the Blue Chip Family. She is a person who seeks to believe in what she represents and will remain loyal to the team around her. An Olympian in waiting for 2020.