Ms Anna Meares OAM is one of Australia’s favourite sporting heroes and one of the most talented athletes in the world. She is a 4-time Olympian, 2-time Olympic Champion with 6 Olympic medals (Bronze – Rio 2016, Gold and Silver – London 2012, Silver – Beijing 2008, and Gold and Bronze – Athens 2004), an eleven time world champion across four different disciplines, a five time Commonwealth Games champion and she was the flag bearer for the Glasgow 2014 Australian Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Australian Olympic Games teams.

She is the only Australian athlete in history from any sport to medal individually in four consecutive Olympic Games. In 2003 Ms Meares was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society through the sport of cycling, and in the 2005 Australia Day Honours she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

Ms Meares has chosen to be a strong contributor to the community serving as an ambassador for the Little Heroes Foundation for children with serious illness, helping to raise funds for a worthy cause and putting a smile on the faces of the children fighting seemingly undefeatable disease and providing inspiration to their families. She was also an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, and currently is an ambassador for Cycling Cares, a Fight MND (Motor Neurone Disease) campaign after her long time coach Gary West was diagnosed in 2016 and lost his battle in 2017. She participates in the Port Adelaide Community Youth Program and is a global ambassador for the club.

She is also an author having written her autobiography ‘The Anna Meares Story – The fighting spirit of a champion’ and has given numerous talks about sportsmanship, success and the power of the mind over body.