Olympians coach students in Geelong …
Just two days after celebrating International Olympic Day, 289 primary school students were coached by 8 Olympians at various venues in Geelong on Thursday June 26, 2014.
Each student was coached in their preferred sport, coming away with a special tip from an Olympian that they will cherish for life.
The Olympians provided a unique insight into the Olympic Games with stories about how they got involved in sport and the positive impact this has had on their life.
Olympians in Attendance:
Pam Kilborn-Ryan AM MBE - 1972, 1968, 1964 Silver and Bronze – Athletics
Steve Moneghetti AM - 2000, 1996, 1992, 1988 – Athletics
Peter Blackburn - 2000, 1996 - Badminton
Michelle Brogan - 2000, 1996 - Basketball Silver and Bronze
Rachel Jarry - 2012 - Basketball Bronze
Stephanie Moorhouse - 2004 – Gymnastics
Karen Nguyen - 2004 – Gymnastics
Jian Fang Lay - 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000 Table Tennis
In the afternoon, at host school Montpellier Primary School, the program featured a sports’ expo when local sporting clubs showcased their sport in order to achieve our objective of increased participation in sport.
Local clubs involved:
Geelong Little Athletics
Table Tennis Geelong
YMCA Geelong Gymnastics
p. 03 5277 1388
Based at The Geelong Arena in Victoria Street, North Geelong, Basketball Geelong offers competition seven days a week from ages 5 through to seniors in club, social and school competitions, along with an Aussie Hoops development program.
The Geelong Supercats (www.supercats.com.au) are the premier men's and women's basketball team representing the Geelong region in the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL).
Basketball Geelong manages the Geelong Supercats, with 80% of players coming from the Basketball Geelong Development Program.
YMCA Geelong – Gymnastics Program
Kerri MacDonald, Centre Coordinator
p. 03 5277 9364
The YMCA gymnastics programs are designed for children of all ages and abilities. The aim of the program is to develop life skills including confidence, self esteem, body awareness, and movement foundations, along with fitness while still having fun. All the participants have the opportunity to learn and progress at their own ability and time taking into account their activity level and concentration span. Gymnastics is a great foundation for all other sports alongside life skills.