Our Patron Glynis Nunn-Cearns O.A.M.
When I was at school sport played a big part in my life. Apart from my parents, the most influential people in my life were coaches who were involved in the sport at a school and community club level and were still competing.
I was delighted when approached to become Patron of Australian Masters Athletics recently. Having competed on a number of occasions as a master myself, I understand the importance that training, competition and social interaction plays in the mature person’s life.
People participate in sport for many different reasons and I applaud all those who apply their energy into becoming healthier and more active. As a coach of athletes from ten to over fifty years of age, it is great to see that no matter what the age, athletes are seeking help to improve their technique and level of performance.
I can’t imagine now not being involved in sport at some level. Sport, specifically Track and Field has taught me so many life skills – time management, determination, application, social interaction, focus and much more. It is great to see that the World Masters Athletics Championships is heading to Perth in October 2016.
This is a great opportunity for athletes over the age of 35 to become involved and set some goals to achieve. Make it a date and see you there. For those who have reached their 30th birthday then set your goals for State, National or Oceania Championships and see what you can achieve in the company of your peers. Your turn at experiencing a world championship will come.