Aussie Sporting Heroes choose Australian-made Monkey Bars

Olympic Swimmer and Celebrity Chef, Eamon Sullivan

When Australian Olympic Swimmer, Eamon Sullivan, discovered Funky Monkey Bars - manufactured in the same town he calls home - he found fun and fitness for all the family.

Three-year-old Leo loves to share in the Funky fun with his Dad and his winning smile captures the joy of outdoor play in your own backyard.

The Sullivan family chose The Gorilla with a Flying Fox and a Combat Ladder with extra Ninja Grips.  The combination allows Leo and his baby sister to play all day as they grow in stature and confidence and for Eamon to be able to use the frame to train at home.

Winner of the first series of Celebrity Masterchef Australia, Eamon now runs a string of successful local restaurants in Perth, Western Australia.  He values shopping local and supporting Australian manufacturing.

“It has never been more important to my family to support local business. It’s been a tough year 2020, however if there is an upside it’s about creating spaces for your own family and looking out for each other in your local community.”


World and Olympic Hockey Legend, Jamie Dwyer

Australian hockey Olympic Gold medallist and 5 x World Player of the Year, Jamie Dwyer, is a big supporter of Funky Monkey Bars, as not a day goes by that his family of three primary school aged kids isn’t out in the backyard conquering new challenges.

 Not one to stand back and watch, Jamie joins in on the monkey bars, dip bars and pull up bars included in The Tamarin PLUS in the Dwyer backyard.  The kids love to climb and clamber all over the frame and chill out on the trapeze and swing.

 Jamie scored 243 goals for Australia in his international hockey career and the hockey family has made use of the Soccer/Cricket Net that’s doubled as a hockey goal for backyard hit outs with the kids.

Jamie Dwyer now designs his own range of hockey gear, JD Hockey, and as a family business owner he’s a big proponent of the family owned and operated Funky Monkey Bars. 

“It’s a family culture at Funky Monkey Bars. They want the best for kids because they’ve built the best for their own kids. They’ve created great frames for families to hang out and stay active together.”


Australian Federation Cup captain, Alicia Molik

Australian tennis stalwart, Alicia Molik, has inspired a generation of kids to take up tennis and recently installed Australia’s own Funky Monkey Bars for her own six and eight-year-old children to stay active and outdoors.

The sporting family is not one to shy away from challenge and have included the three-metre high Funky Combat Ladder on their compact Orangutan frame.  Alicia herself climbed to a career-high singles ranking of number 8 and the world number 6 in doubles.

Alicia said, “Our Funky Monkey Bars has got the whole neighbourhood outside with kids popping by to join in the fun and hang out together.  It’s inspired others in the neighbourhood to choose to shop local and support the Western Australian owned and made, Funky Monkey Bars.”


Our own sporting Ambassador, Olivia Vivian

What an inspiration Our Ambassador and awesome athlete, Olivia Vivian, is for kids and sports mad fans everywhere – conquering new feats on and off the obstacle course every year.

Olivia Vivian was an Olympic Gymnast and more recently she’s become the queen of Ninja Warrior world-wide. Olivia trains in her own backyard on a serious Funky Monkey Bars rig.

Olivia and partner Australian Ninja Warrior Champion in 2020, Ben Polson, have a custom version of Funky Monkey Bars’ Combat Ninja frame with 2x Combat Ladders for strength training and climbing and swinging up to three metres in height.

It takes strength, endurance and access to the best backyard training equipment in Australia to remain at the top of the Ninja game!