AYDP Ballarat

Ballarat AYDP - November 21, 2013


Two hundred students from the Ballarat district worked with 12 Olympians, four of whom are local heroes, at the Active Youth Development Program at Ballarat Grammar on November 21.

The students from years eight and nine were given a unique insight into the Olympic Games as the Olympians share stories about how they became involved in sport and the positive impact of sport on their lives. 

Students were coached in their preferred sport by an Olympian. Sports include athletics, badminton, basketball, canoeing, football, rowing, table tennis and volleyball.

In the afternoon Olympians combined with the local Clubs to run a “Come and Try” session to showcase their sport and the Club.

“The program allows the students to get a personal sporting tip from an Olympian that they will cherish for life,” Olympic Silver and Bronze medallist and Victorian Olympic Council Vice President Nicole Livingstone OAM said.

SCHOOLS IN ATTENDANCE:
51 - Ballarat Grammar (host)
41 - Ballarat HS
20 - Ballarat SC
23 - Damascus College
50 - St. Patrick's College
12 - Mount Clear College

OLYMPIANS IN ATTENDANCE:
Nicole Livingstone OAM
1996, 1992, 1988 Silver and dual Bronze Medallist - Swimming

Steve Moneghetti
2000, 1996, 1992, 1988 – Athletics

Pam Kilborn-Ryan AM MBE
1972, 1968, 1964 Silver and Bronze - Athletics

Michelle Brogan  
2000, 1996 Silver and Bronze Medallist – Basketball

Erin Walklate (Carroll)
2008 - Badminton 

Peter Blackburn
2000, 1996 – Badminton

Warwick Draper
2012, 2008, 2004 – Canoe/Kayak Slalom

Josip Skoko
2000 - Football

Tal Karp
2004 - Football

Tom Swann
2012 - Rowing

Russell Lavale
2004, 2000, 1996 – Table Tennis

Luke Campbell
2008, 2004 - Volleyball

Also working with the students were members of the Ballarat YCW little Athletics Club, Minerdome Basketball, Victoria Park FC, Southern Cross Strikers, Ballarat Table Tennis Association and representatives from Volleyball Victoria, North Wimmera FFV, Basketball Victoria and WestVic Academy of Sport.

LOCAL CONTACTS

Ballarat & District Soccer Association
Herman Bogers, Secretary
p: 03 5341 2290
e: bdsasecretary@yahoo.com.au