We’re grateful for the support of key Australian personalities who roll up their sleeves as Little Windmills Ambassadors to selflessly make a difference in the lives of country kids and their families doing it tough.

John Eales AM

“The important work Little Windmills is doing with seriously sick and injured country kids is integral in providing support to our rural and regional communities. The financial relief they provide families makes an incredible difference when their children and their communities are doing it tough.” John Eales

John debuted for the Wallabies in 1991 and captained the side from 1996 until the end of his Test career in 2001. He participated in two successful World Cup campaigns and led Australia through three Bledisloe Cups, two Tri-Nations and a British & Irish Lions series victory.

He was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame, the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame, the Australia Institute of Sport’s Best of the Best, awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for services to the community and rugby.

He is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for his sporting achievements, business sense and generosity, John is a most welcome addition to the role of Little Windmills Ambassador.

Demi Hayes

“I am proud to be an ambassador of Little Windmills: The Country Kids Charity, as a country girl myself, it is a cause close to my heart. Little Windmills play’s an important role in financially supporting country families with seriously sick and injured kids, families who are often under financial strain and need to travel great distances for medical attention and support. To be involved with an Australian charity that helps the country so practically is incredibly rewarding.” 

Demi is a proud country girl who enjoys her campdrafting as much as representing Australia in Rugby 7’s. She tours with the Australian women’s team on the World Circuit and enjoyed representing Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth games. She is a wonderful role model for young Australians, particularly those in bush. She is a valued member of the Little Windmills family and cares deeply about the work we do with seriously sick and injured children.

Michael O’Connor

It’s a pleasure to be an Ambassador for Little Windmills: The Country Kids Charity, the positive difference they make to country families with a child who is seriously unwell can’t be overstated.

Michael represented Australia in both rugby league and rugby union, playing 13 tests for the Wallabies and 17 tests for the kangaroos.  In league, Michael claimed a premiership with Manly and won Daly M centre of the year three times.  Post his playing career, he has been a selector for the ARU and an independent selector for the Wallabies, he coached the Australian sevens team from 2007 until 2014.

We are proud to have Michael invested in the Little Windmills Charity to help bring health, hope and happiness to Australia’s country kids.

James Holbeck

“Coming from rural Australia, I appreciate the help and assistance Little Windmills provides families with children in need of medical treatment.  It’s an important and necessary work I am proud to be aligned with.”

James Holbeck is an ACT Brumbies legend, representing the club from 1996-2003, his representative honours include seven tests for the Wallabies.  James is passionate about player welfare, mens health and his contribution to Little Windmills.  We are proud of James’ association with little Windmills and our mental health and sports program Stockman Rugby.

Guy Shepherdson

“I am proud to be associated with Little Windmills because of the work they do with seriously sick and injured kids, they operate with compassion, transparency and hard work. Charities of this nature are an important part of Australian communities and represent some of the best Aussie values.”

Guy Shepherdson earned 17 caps for the Wallabies and played for the ACT Brumbies and the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby.  He represented Australia at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France and went on to win a Super Rugby title with the Queensland Reds.  He has enjoyed running marathons post rugby and contributing to charitable programs such as Little Windmills and Australian Stockman Rugby Union.  We appreciate the time and energy he devotes to the Little Windmills cause.


Annie Miller

“I am so proud to be an ambassador of Little Windmills: The Country Kids Charity. Being a country kid myself, the positive difference Little Windmills makes for rural kids everywhere is very close to my heart. I believe every kid should enjoy a happy and healthy childhood full of hope and opportunity. Little Windmills works to provide financial assistance to country families with seriously sick and injured kids, unburdening parents of some of their stressors and allowing kids to just be kids. I am thrilled to be able to work with an organisation that pioneer’s compassion, humility and hard work and am looking forward to endorsing the work of Little Windmills in my community.”

Annie is a talented netballer having been selected for Australia through various age group levels including her selection in the Australian Under 21 Centre of Excellence Squad, ahead of the 2021 Netball World Youth Cup.  In the Suncorp Super Netball competition, she has represented Giants Netball and currently play centre for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.  Annie is a proud country girl from Orange, Central West NSW and enjoys supporting young people from country area’s. Annie is a valued ambassador for Little Windmills.

Rod Davies

“Little Windmills does a great job easing the financial burden on country families with seriously sick kids. Coming from Rockhampton in Queensland, I am aware of some of the challenges that face rural families when emergencies arise and they need to travel to Brisbane for medical help. If you know of a country family who have a seriously sick or injured child please remind them to reach out to Little Windmills.”

Rod has represented Australia through rugby union both with the Wallabies and the Australian 7’s team, at a domestic level he has played for the Queensland Reds and the Western Force, a talented rugby league player Rod has also played for the Brisbane Broncos.  Rod hails from Rockhampton, Queensland and is passionate about investing into the lives of young Australians, we appreciate Rod linking arms with us to help more young Australians.