TEBOHO MOKOENA (Soccer)
Teboho, the founder of Teboho Mokoena Sports and Development Foundation, is a sports philanthropist who started his football career in the dusty streets of Thokoza. He played for Cameroon Football Club before progressing to play soccer professionally in the PSL and for the National Squad at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
We are honoured to have Teboho as an Ambassador for B4A. He is admired by many football players both in South Africa and around the world. Teboho is also a very important part of the distribution process once the boots arrive in South Africa due to his connections with schools, local clubs and orphanages.
ANGUS GARDNER (Rugby Union Referee)
Angus is Australia’s top rugby union referee and the brother to Sarah, B4A's founder. In 2018, he was awarded 'World Referee of the Year'. As part of his role, he travels the world refereeing Tier One matches and recently represented Australia at the World Cup in Japan.
Angus has been a great supporter of Boots For Africa right from the start and a valuable source of contacts and connections inthe rugby and refereeing worlds. He also regularly travels to South Africa for games and is able to see where the boots are going first-hand.
“Boots For Africa is such a simple concept, yet so effective in terms of its impact on others. I am proud to be an ambassador for this charity”.
RHODA MULAUDZI (Women's Soccer)
Rhoda is an all-round legend and our newest ambassador for B4A. She represented South Africa at the FIFA Women's World Cup in France (2019) and plays for Canberra United Football Club.
Rhoda grew up in the Limpopo province of South Africa and was the granddaughter to the King of the Venda people, making her a princess by title. Despite her heritage, she played soccer barefoot up until the age of 14. As a result, she is incredibly passionate about our cause and is using her voice to incite change!
Rhoda is also a brand ambassador for Puma South Africa.
DAVE POCOCK (Rugby Union)
"Through community work in Zimbabwe, I have seen first hand the importance of sport in school communities. For several years, I visited a rural town in Zimbabwe around the time of their big soccer and netball tournaments. The passion and enthusiasm shown by these rural kids, on a dirt pitch with no shoes, was something to behold - every goal led to a pitch invasion.
Growing up in Zimbabwe before moving to Australia and having the chance to play rugby professionally, means I'm also personally conscious of the opportunities sport can create. While not everyone will want to go on to compete professionally, I know sport plays an important role in giving hope, promoting inclusion and helping young people develop all kinds of critical skills.
Boots For Africa are providing the resources for these kinds of opportunities and I'm pleased to be able to help them with their third shipment".
RILEY TAYLOR (AFL)
Our AFL Ambassador, Riley Taylor, has just finished junior football notching up over 150 games. Moving to senior football, Riley will be playing for St George AFC in the Sydney Competition. Riley was also part of the Sydney Swans Academy during his junior career and is a name to watch in the future!
“I am very fortunate that whenever I need a new pair of boots, there always seems to be one there for me. I think Boots for Africa is such a great way I can help other kids, who like me, just want to play footy but who are not as lucky as I am. If I can give someone a chance to enjoy kicking a footy with an old pair of my boots... That’s a great thing, isn’t it?”
A special thanks to our SPONSORS:
DHL, StorageWorks, Ready to Send & Bollore Logistics.
Without their help and support, none of this would be possible.