If you’re a footy fan it’s likely you’ve heard of Jack Hombsch. In fact, the 23-year-old is rapidly becoming quite the household name. A regular star in Port Adelaide's defence lines, Jack is getting consistent air time and attention.
But it's his activities off the field that have caught our eye here at Bedford. Jack has a brother with Down Syndrome and has been an active ambassador for Inclusive Sport SA, an organisation that runs inclusive sporting programs for people with disability.
In particular Jack has been involved with their C7 footy competition, a 12-a-side Aussie rules football competition for males aged 14 years and over with an integration difficulty.
Bedford is proud to have Jack as our newest ambassador. Having grown up with his brother Todd, Jack knows the importance of removing the stigma associated with disability which is why being a Bedford Ambassador is important to him.
"I'm proud to be an ambassador and voice for disability issues," Jack said.
"Bedford is a good fit for me. Most of the time, it's just about being there, just breaking up their day".
Jack was nominated for the 2016 Jim Synes Community Leadership Award for his work as an ambassador and mentor in the South Australian amateur football league, and is familiar with a few of our guys through the C7 footy competition.
Rhys Baker and Reno Montin from the Panorama site and Dale Pritchard and Franz Theodore from our Torrensville location all made the South Australian state side recently, which travelled to Victoria to play in the AFL National Inclusion Carnival.
Welcome to the Bedford family Jack!