Australian Koala Foundation sponsors rising wheelchair tennis star Benjamin Wenzel
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has proudly unveiled a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Benjamin Wenzel, an exceptionally talented junior wheelchair tennis player. Wenzel, ranked sixth in the world and holding the prestigious title of Australia’s No.1 junior boys wheelchair tennis player, brings his remarkable skills and unwavering commitment to the noble cause of koala conservation.
In the world of sports, where inspiration and unity have the power to spark meaningful change, Wenzel exemplifies this spirit. At the age of 16, the rising star joins the ranks of the AKF’s ‘Koala Army’ and is eager to promote Koala awareness, especially among younger generations.
Expressing his gratitude and excitement about this landmark sponsorship, Wenzel said, “I am truly honoured to be supported by the Australian Koala Foundation, as this will be my first sponsorship. Koalas are not just adorable creatures; they are a symbol of Australia, and I am so looking forward to being their ambassador.”
Deborah Tabart OAM, Chair of the Australian Koala Foundation, highlighted the significance of this sponsorship in raising awareness about the imperative need to save the koala and the implementation of a Koala Protection Act.
“The AKF is thrilled to sponsor Ben as he embodies the spirit of the Australian Koala Foundation,” Tabart said.
“I met Ben at Premier Palaszczuk’s Olympic breakfast, and I was just so overwhelmed at his honesty and vision for how he could be the best in his field.
“Ben is the guiding light for the younger generation, so, with Ben’s support, we will be able to build a formidable Koala Army, united in our mission for the Koala Protection Act, which aims to preserve our beloved Koalas and secure a brighter future.”
The collaboration between the Australian Koala Foundation and Benjamin Wenzel represents a dedicated effort to create a lasting impact in both the world of sports and koala conservation, while inspiring others to stand together and advocate for the welfare of these iconic Australian animals.