We are delighted to have the support of our three wonderful ambassadors, Shelley Ware, Tina McCarthy and Sam Wood, to help us spread our messages and promote good health to all women and girls in Australia.

Shelley Ware

As a teacher and proud Yankunytjatjara and Wirangu woman, Shelley knows the powerful role that education can play in maintaining good health and preventing future health problems. She is a member of the ABC’s AFL/AFLW podcast ‘The Outer Sanctum’ and host of ‘Colour of Your Jumper’ on AFL.com, and one of the most respected and recognised female presenters of AFL and AFLW in the country.

Shelley also lends her support to several indigenous organisations such as My Australian Dream campaign, Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Sports Ready Indigenous Cadetship.

Tina McCarthy

As the founder of ‘Wheel Women’, Tina is always happy to get on her bike for Women’s Health Week. A strong believer in the physical and mental health benefits of cycling, she has made it her life’s work to get as many women as possible riding bikes.

Wheel Women has won multiple awards for its work in making cycling more easily accessible for women. We love that Tina offers a supportive, social and fun environment for women of all ages and skill levels to not only learn how to ride, but to use cycling as a way to improve their health and wellbeing.

Tina is also an ambassador for VicHealth’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign.

Sam Wood

Sam is a health and fitness professional, with 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. Sam appeared on the Australian Bachelor in 2015 but is better known these days as a health, fitness and family guy. As the founder of 28 by Sam Wood, an online training and nutrition program, Sam has had a positive impact on many Australians, particularly women. He is passionate about the positive effects of an active lifestyle and keen to help promote the benefits to women and girls everywhere.

Sam Woods is a qualified personal trainer, holding a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree and Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness.

How, what, who?

Peruse the Jean Hailes/Women’s Health Week Ambassador Honour Role, and learn more about what is involved in becoming a Women's Health Week ambassador.