From protecting endangered rhinoceroses in Zimbabwe to locking himself to a super digger to protest clearing in the Leard State Forest, David Pocock has impressed with me with his willingness to not only stand up for what he believes in but to also put himself out there and act on those beliefs.
Having said that, the one thing that has really got me fangirling is his obvious love and appreciation for women’s sport. He doesn’t shout about it but when you stalk, ah, research, yeah.... research, his instagram feed, a clear picture emerges.
The man is a fan.
He’ll cheer on his team
AND he’ll casually wear the jersey while working out
He’ll share his gym and recognise when a 5 times world champion is in the house
And be stoked when she returns the favour
He’ll enter a competition to vote for and meet the player of the match. Adorkable
(and I CAN'T EVEN with that t-shirt).
He’s down with Derby - as we should all be, these women are badass
He recognises not just anyone can be a dual international and perhaps he should leave cricket to the experts
And be gracious in defeat and cheer her on afterwards
He’ll hang out with a baller, wish he was a little bit taller… and use perspective instead
And he LOVES his rugby, of course, and support all who play
So, David, if you’re reading this, I hereby grant you honorary membership to #TeamZela. You’re a true ally.