ACTION SPORTS AMBASSADORS
Some of Australia’s most inspirational and successful athletes are Action Sports Ambassadors, helping us bring Action’s range of products to your home and backyard.
Here’s a bit of info about them.
Australian Netball Player
Liz Watson is regarded as as one of the best netballers in the country, playing both Wing Attack and Centre.
Born on 30 March 1994 and hailing from Carlton in Melbourne, Watson’s made her professional netball debut in 2014 for the Melbourne Vixens. She enjoyed premiership success with the Vixens that year and earned the club’s Rookie of the Year award.
In 2016 Liz made debuted for the Australian Diamonds against England, and is now considered a key member of the team, highlighted by receiving the Liz Ellis Diamond award in 2018 as the best player across the year’s Super Netball and Diamonds season.
Australian Netball Player
At 189cm tall, Courtney Bruce is a leading Australian Goal Keeper or Goal Defender
She was Born 8 December 1993 in Perth, Western Australia, where she still resides and has represented the West Coast Fever in Super Netball since 2012. She captained the Fever to their first ever Grand Final in 2018.
Bruce made her Australian Diamonds debut during the 2017 International Quad Series and is now a regular Diamonds fixture. She was part of the silver medal winning 2018 Commonwealth Games Squad.
Australian Netball Player
Gabi Simpson in known for her grittiness and tenacity on the netball court, where she plays Wing Defence.
Born 17 October 1992 in Sydney NSW, Gabi has represented the QLD Firebirds since 2013, enjoying back-to-back premierships with the team in 2015 and 2016 and leading the side as captain since 2017.
Gabi made her Australian Diamonds debut in 2015, and in 2017 achieved the team’s highest individual honour winning the Liz Ellis Diamond award. In 2018 she was named vice-captain for the Diamonds and was pivotal in their 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign.
Off the court she studies Physiotherapy at University of QLD.
England Netball Player
Serena Guthrie was born on 5 January 1990 in Jersey and plays internationally for England.
She plays in the centre and wing defence positions. She made the England squad in 2008, debuting soon after when she was just 17 years old.
In 2017 and 2018 Guthrie played for GWS Giants in the Australian Super Netball league, winning the club MVP award for the 2017 season. She returned to England to play for Bath in 2019.
Serena represented England at her second Commonwealth Games in 2018 on the Gold Coast and helped the team to win gold. Later that season she was appointed captain.
Australian Netball Player
Standing at 187cm tall, Sharni is a dynamic defender and a former member of the Australian Diamonds team and the Collingwood Magpies Netball Club. She was named captain of the Diamonds in 2017.
Her colourful personality, on court vocals, swag and intimidation tactics towards her opponents has made her one of the most admired netballers in the world.
Having been lucky enough to play at the national level in Australia for over a decade, Sharni has moved 12 times in 10 years to follow her dream of playing netball. She has previously played for the Melbourne Kestrels (2004-06), Melbourne Vixens (2008), Adelaide Thunderbirds (2010-13), NSW Swifts (2014-16) and the Collingwood Magpies from the start of the 2017 season.
In 2018 Sharni departed the Collingwood Magpies netball team to represent the same club in the AFLW competition.
Action has developed a range of Sharni Layton netballs that are available in major retailers including Rebel, Big W and Toys R Us.
Girl skater, creator, aspiring olympian. Poppy is Australia’s leading female skater and since 2017 an Action Sports ambassador. At age 15 she joined the elite group of pro skaters around the world that are competing on a world stage. Already a passionate pioneer for women skaters in Australia and voted as one of the Top 12 Most Influential Girl Skaters in the World of 2012 at the age of 13.
Poppy’s talents extend into the art community as a jewellery designer and card designer and it was the sales of her art that help fund the early stages of her competition career at the legendary Bondi Skate Park. She now has an established business with her art being sold online and in several stores across the country.
1st Place 2019 Red Bull Bowl Rippers, Marseille, France
1st Place 2018 Australian Bowl- Riding Championships, Newcastle Australia
1st Place 2018 Continental Cup Oceania, Sydney Australia
1st Place 2017 Vert World Championships, Nanjing, China
3rd Place 2017 X Games Minneapolis Women’s Skateboard Park
1st Place 2017 Vans Park Series – Oceania Women’s Continental Championships
1st Place 2017 Australian Bowl Riding Championships – Open Women’s
3rd Place 2017 BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2017 – Women’s
Fitness Expert, Master Trainer, Nutrition Coach
Jenna Louise is a health and fitness professional who loves inspiring people and sharing her passion with her online community.
A self-described multi-discipline & performance athlete; that likes to refer to her style of training as ‘hybrid’ due to cross over of many different disciplines & methodologies.
In founding the Jenna Louise brand, her aim is to help people find ways to challenge themselves daily to help boost their health, confidence, well-being, self-worth, knowledge and values. A recent project includes a brand-new YouTube Series ‘Where Are We Now’ dedicated to showcasing the latest gym establishments, boutique studios, workout boxes and health & Fitness hotspots. A database of health & fitness locations within each region.
Born and raised in Canberra ACT, Jenna worked full time for 13 years within Policy and Event Management roles while also owning and running multiple successful businesses in her spare time. However Jenna’s passion lay within the Health & Fitness realm so she spent numerous years undertaking the study to ensure her dreams, goals and desires were met. With nine years’ experience within the Health & Fitness Industry, Jenna’s experience as a leading female within the health & fitness industry has earned her a number of magazine covers, many publications and television appearances including Season 1 & 2 of Australian Ninja Warrior and a guest on The Today Show.
Jenna is an ambassador for Red Corner Boxing, distributed by Action Sports and available at leading retailers such as Rebel in Australia and Amazon in Canada and USA.
Olympic Beach Volleyballer
Kerri Pottharst is without question, one of Australia’s most popular female sporting personalities. She is also Australia’s most decorated Indoor and Beach Volleyball player, having represented her country for an incredible 22 years!
She has represented Australia at 3 Olympics and won two Olympic medals: Bronze at Atlanta in 1996 and then the Gold that everybody remembers so well, at Bondi Beach during the Sydney 2000 Games.
Since retiring from playing volleyball in 2006, she has forged a career teaching others and inspiring, motivating and educating them on how to succeed in all areas of their lives, including wealth creation.
Kerri joined Action in 2017 as a fitness ambassador for some exciting new products set to launch in early 2018.
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