In addition to our Patron, John Eales, we are privileged to also have the following people as Ambassadors of the Charity:
Simon Poidevin OAM
Simon Poidevin is co-president of the Classic Wallabies and a former Wallaby Captain and all-time great.The Classic Wallabies are the living heritage of Australian Rugby. Simon is also currently the Managing Director of Corporate Broking at Bell Potter Securities.
Simon made his Test debut for the Wallabies on 24 March 1980. He played over 59 caps for the Wallabies, becoming the first Australian to play 50 Tests. He captained the team on four occasions. His final appearance with the Wallabies was against England in the Grand Final of the 1991 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, won by Australia 12-6.
“Hearts in Union have done an incredible job in vastly improving the lives of Rugby players who have suffered a severe spinal injury during a rugby game. The Classics value this wonderful partnership which builds in strength every year”. - Simon Poidevin
Adam Freier is a former Wallaby who retired from rugby in 2012, after a career spanning 104 Super Rugby games for the Brumbies, Waratahs& Rebels and 16 Test caps.
Adam is also the former President of RUPA, Rugby Union Players’ Association,a regular media contributor and sports commentator and is currently the General Manager of Media & Communications at the Melbourne Rebels.
“Hearts in union is one of Australia's only true 'rugby charities'. Its core business is to provide help for the most concerning and horrific aspects of Rugby Union, spinal injuries. Hearts in Union is a charity that I will always endorse, not because of what they set out to achieve, but because it is run and governed by so many hard working, generous and inspirational people". - Adam Freier