Seven champion Australian Athletes have been appointed as official Ambassadors for Ergoflex Mattresses, Australia’s original online mattress retailer, to educate Australians about the importance of quality sleep.
Team Ergoflex includes Michelle Heyman, Annette Edmondson, Mariafe Artacho del Solar, Olympia Aldersey, Lucien Delfour, Daniel Repacholi and Tay Clark. These professional athletes compete at the highest level in a range of sports including soccer, cycling, beach volleyball, rowing, canoeing, shooting and track and field.
“We are delighted to welcome our new ambassadors to the Ergoflex team,” said Matthew White, Director of Ergoflex.
“These champion Team Ergoflex athletes are dedicated in their pursuit of excellence and know the value of great quality sleep. Everyone should make sure they’re not just getting enough sleep but getting the best quality sleep possible. Our mattress is designed to relieve pressure and provide full body support throughout the night – making it perfect for recovering from the rigours of sports, and everyday life!”
Ergoflex has a proud history of providing great sleep to sportspeople at the very top of their game around the world. In the UK, English rugby star James Haskell and record-breaking four-time Tour de France champion and Team GB Olympian Chris Froome are among many top-level international athletes who choose Ergoflex mattresses as an important part of their regime.
In Australia, Legendary Matilda’s striker, Michelle Heyman has been a long-time advocate for Ergoflex.
“Ergoflex is the most comfortable mattress that I've ever slept on!” Heyman said.
“As an athlete, sleep is essential for my post-game recovery. My Ergoflex mattress definitely helps me give my body the best night’s sleep. I'm so happy to be an Ambassador for Ergoflex and spread the word about this amazing mattress," Heyman said.
Annette Edmondson, world champion track and road cyclist, also enjoys the comfort and support she gets from her Ergoflex mattress. “As a professional athlete, we spend a lot of time away from home, moving from one hotel to another. Good sleep is sometimes really hard to achieve. When I’m competing overseas I can’t wait to get home to my Ergoflex mattress,” Edmondson said.
The professional athletes each choose to sleep on the Ergoflex new generation 5G Memory Foam mattress which provides a comfortable night’s sleep and helps them recover from a gruelling training session or prepare for a major competition.
“Our sporting ambassadors are striving to reach the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen sport. Both at home and on the world stage, Ergoflex proudly supports them on their journey,” White added.
TEAM ERGOFLEX ATHLETE AMBASSADORS
Michelle Heyman, Soccer
Michelle Heyman is a star of the Australian soccer team, the Westfield Matildas, and represented Australia at the 2015 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Michelle is also a key playmaker and striker for Canberra United in the National W-League. She was awarded the W-League Golden Boot and was named Julie Dolan Medal winner.
Annette Edmondson, Cycling
Adelaide-born Annette Edmondson is World Champion, Commonwealth Games medallist and Olympic medallist, in both track and road cycling. Her titles include gold medals in both the Omnium and Team Pursuit at the 2015 Track World Championships, Gold and Silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Bronze medal at the London Olympic Games 2012.
Mariafe Artacho del Solar, Beach Volleyball
Former U23 World Champion, Mariafe is the current 2017 Australian Champion in beach volleyball. In 2007 she was selected to represent Australia at the U19 World Championships in Poland. After winning gold at the Asian Continental Cup Final in late June 2016, Mariafe made her Olympic debut in 2016 in Rio.
Olympia Aldersey, Rowing
At age 15, Olympia Aldersey took up rowing with a dream of competing at the Olympics. She was crowned U23 World Champion in the women’s quad sculls and has won Gold, Silver and Bronze at multiple World Championships in the double and quad sculls. She made her Olympic debut in 2016 in Rio competing in the Women's Eight and scull teams.
Lucien Delfour, Canoeing
Lucien Delfour is a French-Australian slalom canoeist. Delfour started canoeing at age 8. At the Canoe Slalom World Cup in 2012, 2013 and 2015 Delfour won several medals. He placed 17th in the K1 event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Dan Repacholi, Shooting
Daniel Repacholi is an Australian sports shooter, from Victoria. He has competed at a four Olympic Games in the 10-metre air pistol and the 50-metre free pistol, debuting in 2004 at Athens at the age of 22. In 2010, Daniel won a bronze medal in the men’s 10m air pistol at the Delhi Commonwealth Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won gold in the 10m air rifle gold and bronze in 50m air rifle.
Tay Clark, Long Jump/High Jump
Tay-Leiha Clark is a 19-year old full-time Australian athlete and one of our rising Triple Jump, High Jump and Long Jump talents. At the age of 16 and the youngest in the field, Tay won the silver medal at the Youth Olympics in the Triple Jump.
Ergoflex is Australia’s original online mattress retailer. The company was established in the UK in 2006 and Australia in 2010 with a mission to improve sleep health. Ergoflex was the first online mattress brand of its kind in Australia, offering premium-quality high-density memory foam mattresses delivered directly to the customer’s door as a ‘Bed in a Box’. This direct to consumer model has proven so popular it is now the industry standard. Visit www.ergoflex.com.au for more information about the Ergoflex mattress and accessories.