Patrons & Ambassadors

IN MEMORY OF OUR FOUNDING CHAIRMAN
Henry Jolson OAM QC 1947-2013
Henry Jolson was an acknowledged pioneer in court referred mediation and specialist in alternative dispute resolution including expert determination in all areas of law. A global leader in his field, Henry was involved in sports law adjudication at the international level (Olympic and Commonwealth Games); sports administration at the international level (former President of the Australian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association until 2006); and at the national level (a Director of the Western Bulldogs Australian Rules Football club).

He was a member of the ad hoc Tribunals for the Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006 and New Delhi 2010, and the Australian Ambassador of the AFL Peace Team competing in the 2008 and 2011 AFL International Cups.

He was honoured with an OAM in the 2012 Queens Birthday honours list for service to the law, particularly in the area of alternative dispute resolution, to professional associations, and to the community. In September 2012 he was inducted as a Living Legend of the Victorian Bar.

Henry sadly passed away after a long illness in October 2013. He was 66 years of age. Henry was a top student and an excellent schoolboy footballer, having played in the Melbourne High School 1st XVIII from 1962 to 1964. At school Henry also served in Cadets and became a Cadet Under Officer. He was also a Prefect and was in the school athletics team, schools 1st XI cricket team. He then played with MHSOBFC and AJAX Football Club before taking up many other sports, including yachting and golf.

Sadly Henry passed away in 2013 after an eight year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

PATRONS

SportsConnect is proudly supported by a leading group of esteemed Patrons who are prominent businessmen and women and have made a significant contribution to sport. They hold a Chairmanship position, a role in Federal or State Government, or a notable position in business or sport.

OUR PATRONS

BILL WAVISH

BILL WAVISH

BRIAN SCHWARTZ AM

BRIAN SCHWARTZ AM

BRIAN WARD AO

BRIAN WARD AO

CHERYL BART AO

CHERYL BART AO

DAVID KIRK

DAVID KIRK

DAVID MORTIMER AO

DAVID MORTIMER AO

DAVID PEEVER

DAVID PEEVER

DAVID SMORGON  OAM

DAVID SMORGON OAM

GRAEME SAMUEL AC

GRAEME SAMUEL AC

PAUL SHEAHAN

PAUL SHEAHAN

PETER IVANY AM

PETER IVANY AM

ROD MCGEOCH AO

ROD MCGEOCH AO

ROGER DAVIS

ROGER DAVIS

SAM MOSTYN

SAM MOSTYN

THE HON  WARWICK SMITH AM

THE HON WARWICK SMITH AM

THE HON KRISTINA  KENEALLY

THE HON KRISTINA KENEALLY

TONY SHEPHERD AO

TONY SHEPHERD AO

AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors are former sporting professionals who have successfully transitioned to business, corporate leaders who are involved or have been influential in sport, or sporting legends of note. Ambassadors play a key and influential role and are an integral part of SportsConnect Elevate.

OUR AMBASSADORS

ALISTER CAMPBELL

ALISTER CAMPBELL

ANGE  POSTECOGLOU

ANGE POSTECOGLOU

ANTHONY (TONY) DEMPSEY

ANTHONY (TONY) DEMPSEY

BRADLEY CLYDE

BRADLEY CLYDE

CRAIG WING

CRAIG WING

KATE BATES

KATE BATES

LAYNE BEACHLEY

LAYNE BEACHLEY

LEO BARRY

LEO BARRY

LYALL GORMAN

LYALL GORMAN

PAUL GOW

PAUL GOW

ROBBIE SLATER

ROBBIE SLATER

ROBERT DIPIERDOMENICO

ROBERT DIPIERDOMENICO

RON GAUCI

RON GAUCI

SANDON STOLLE

SANDON STOLLE

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