Our Ambassadors

Learn more about local Canberran's who support RMHC ACT & South East NSW. 

Sam Williams – Canberra Raiders 

Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is one of our cherished ambassadors for Ronald McDonald House Canberra. 29-year-old Williams has played over 100 matches across the NRL and English Super League competitions, 90 of which have been with the Green Machine. Mr Williams said he was excited to be involved with RMHC Canberra:

“The service they provide for Canberra’s surrounding region, including my hometown of Cooma, is invaluable”.

- Sam Williams, RMHC ACT & SE NSW Ambassador

Ned Breward

Ned Breward is one half of Canberra's most listened to breakfast radio show - NED & JOSH on HIT104.7! Ned is proud to have broadened his lifeling support for McDonald's to now include Ronald McDonald House Canberra

“Ronald McDonald House is such an amazing part of our Canberra community and I''m so excited to help out any way I can”.

- Ned Breward, Hit 104.7 Ambassador for the Red Wig Challenge

Josh Torney – Hit104.7

Josh Torney is one of Canberra's favourite breakfast radio personalities at HIT 104.7 and we couldn't be happier to have him join the team.

“I couldn't be prouder to support the amazing work Ronald McDonald House do in support of all families in Canberra and our region”.

- Josh Torney, Hit 104.7 Ambassador for the Red Wig Challenge

Tyson Bull

Australia’s first male to qualify to the Olympics in eight years and first to Final at a World Championships since 2013.   Bull’s trajectory up the ranks has him on target to win a medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games and become a household name. Tyson’s event of choice, the high-risk high reward apparatus the Horizontal Bar sees him attempt high octane skills, movements and flips with almost zero room for error.

He studied at the University of Illinois in the United States of America and competed for the university's gymnastics team from 2014/15 until his senior year in 2017/18. While competing for the University of Illinois in 2015/16 he received All-American honours after finishing sixth at the NCAA championships on high bar. In October 2019 Tyson claimed a place in the horizontal bar final and earnt an Olympic quota spot by qualifying seventh at the world artistic gymnastics championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Competing in a field of 199 gymnasts, Bull excelled on his preferred apparatus and led a three-way tie on 14.366 points due to his superior execution score.

Tyson is 7th in the world in the Men’s Horizontal Bar and has earned a spot in the Tokyo Olympic Games team.

Kayla Nisbet

At 24 years of age, Kayla Nisbet has experienced plenty: Broken legs, fractured feet, a broken wrist, and a battle with epilepsy, which threatened her career. Such is the life of a jockey. In the saddle most days of the week performing track work or racing, the injury toll is seen as just part of the job. Kayla recalls, “I was always going to be a jockey for as long as I can remember.” She competed in her first race as a 16-year-old.

Her most confronting time, however, was not on the track, but it had the potential to derail her career. Kayla had an epileptic seizure while shopping in 2016. There were obvious concerns that she would never be able to race again. For nine months it halted her career, with race officials only allowing her back when she gained permission to drive a vehicle again. It was one of the toughest periods in her life. The epilepsy is now controlled by medication and through the avoidance of fatigue. This means no early morning track work on race days and ensuring late nights are kept to a minimum. It is a regulated and disciplined life but one that will not be forever; “I want to ride for the next three or so years, then I want to have children,” says a determined Kayla.

Kayla has established a well-earned reputation within the Canberra racing community. And it is an achievement, which has not come without its sacrifices.

Elly Wicks

Elly Wicks is a Presenter for PRIME7 and currently presents the regional NSW weather live, five nights a week for the 6pm Local News Bulletin and the 6.30pm National News Bulletin. Elly also reads the 6pm News regularly, including Sport. 

Prior to her time at PRIME7, Elly worked extensively in sport and racing for companies such as TAB, Sports Entertainment Network, and Melbourne Storm. She has interviewed a vast amount of sport and celebrity guests over a number of years at Australia's biggest racing event, the Melbourne Cup Carnival.  

Elly created and host’s #CelebrityFix a digital entertainment program which can now be heard weekly on Sydney radio station SEN 1170.