JDRF Australia announces Nine’s James Bracey as newest ambassador

August 12, 2022

JDRF Australia are delighted to announce that much-loved sports host and TV presenter, James Bracey, has today joined the organisation as an ambassador to lend his support to the organisation’s goal of a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Mr. Bracey is well known for his journalism with the Nine Network which he joined in 2016, gaining popularity for his sports coverage including the NRL, State of Origin and Grand Final, The Australian Open and the Sports Sunday program.

Outside of work, James is a devoted husband and father to two daughters, including three-year-old Matilda who was diagnosed with T1D in May 2021. This was a huge shock for the Bracey family and marked the beginning of James’ efforts to spread awareness about the condition.

Speaking about his experience with T1D, James says: “When Matilda was first diagnosed, we quickly realised the severity of what our family was facing. We didn’t know a lot about the condition beforehand, and it was really a matter of figuring out how to manage it on the run.

“We were lucky to have great people supporting us during this time, and lucky to be connected with fantastic organisations like JDRF Australia who are at the forefront of T1D breakthroughs.

“Since Matilda’s diagnosis, I have become increasingly passionate about spreading awareness of the challenges of T1D and advocating for things like availability of management technology, so I am thrilled to be formally joining JDRF Australia as an ambassador to support all the work they are doing for the T1D community.”

JDRF Australia CEO, Mike Wilson OAM, welcomed James to the organisation and thanked him for his commitment to the cause.

“At JDRF, we are focused on delivering a world without T1D so that one day, nobody will have to face the frightening diagnosis and complex disease management the Bracey’s and more than 125,000 Australian face.  We are thrilled that this is a vision James shares.

“Our ambassadors play a vital role in helping us raise awareness about our organisation and the work that we are doing for the T1D community. On behalf of our team, board and community, I would like to welcome James to our ranks and are looking forward to what I know we can achieve with his support.” 

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