Australian Rugby Player David Pocock Joins Athlete Ally Ambassador Program
We're so excited to announce today that Australian rugby star David Pocock has joined our Ambassador Program to help challenge homophobia in sports. David's ongoing support for the LGBT community makes him a perfect addition to our team.
"To have David join the program is fantastic, and brings an important international mission to Athlete Ally. He’s a star in one of the world’s most aggressive sports, and it is really exciting work with him,” says Hudson Taylor, Executive Director of Athlete Ally. “David is a perfect example of a man who is helping shift sports culture away from homophobia and living by the values he stands for."
David is one of the most recognizable rugby players in Australia, and currently plays outside flanker for two professional clubs. But before excelling in rugby, David grew up in Zimbabwe and developed a keen desire to help those who are less fortunate or those who are bullied. Today, he carries that passion to do good with him and dedicates his time to speaking up for LGBT rights in Australia.
This addition to the program - on the heels of the NFL's Scott Fujita, Brendon Ayanbadejo, and Chris Kluwe's - marks a distinct new internaitonal supporter for Athlete Ally, and we are really exited to work with David and see him continue spreading the message of equality and accpetance down under.