Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Ambassador

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Evonne Goolagong Cawley, AO, MBE (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former World No. 1 female tennis player. She was one of the world’s leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, when she won 14 Grand Slam titles: seven in singles (four Australian Open, two Wimbledon and one French Open), six in women’s doubles, and one in mixed doubles.

Evonne and husband Roger Cawley established and lead a highly successful Aboriginal program which uses tennis as a vehicle to promote and help provide better education and health outcomes through diet and exercise. The program is now run under the auspices of the Evonne Goolagong Foundation. Evonne and Roger also advocate for the inclusion of young people with disability into all sports – and their encouragement to the Red Dust Heelers team and Wheeling and Healing Programs is greatly valued by the Outback Academy and Red Dust Heelers.

The Outback Academy Red Dust Heelers in turn support Evonne and Roger where they can in their encouragement to young people to keep going with the hard yards in their sport and education.

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