Women's sports received a boost under his leadership.
The sport in Tasmania receives a large amount of federal government funding.
Less mainstream sports such as football (soccer) and cycling receive coverage.
But the increased financing has meant other sports have received better coaching, better equipment and more athletes who can train full time.
Women's sport, including football, received little press coverage in the Rwandan media.
However the sport received timely attention and it survived and flourished.
"Our sport has received a lot of new fans because of that commercial."
The sport received a tremendous boost in the 1960s and 1970s.
A decade later, the sport received 400 hours of coverage.
The sport is also receiving more exposure in television commercials and network sports coverage.