Sometimes winter hits and we think our limbs don’t work like they used to before. Morning exercise means waking up well before dawn, battling with the morning chill and fighting with the ice scraper.
Maybe it’s perfect timing for some well-needed motivation. Some of Australia’s leading female athletes are making their way to the capital to voice what is takes to reach the mountain’s peak. Canberra Centre is hosting four Olympic and World Champions set to inspire this Saturday 22 June for an open Q & A session.
Who is on the cards?
An Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallist in rowing, an advisor in technology, ethics and teaming, a lawyer and a Director on Sporting Boards. She was named in the Australian Financial Review Women of Influence in 2018 and was the Australian team flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games. She is a proud Mother, wife and daughter, and will be a Deputy Chef de Mission of the Australian Team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Johnson has been climbing since she was seven. At the age of 9 she became the youngest person in the world to complete a complex grade 31 climb, and recently starred in the film Pacific Lines. With indoor climbing now classed as an Olympic sport, she is currently training to try for Olympic 2020 selection.
A rising star in Para-athletics. Sarah’s best was reaching the pinnacle event for her sport, the Paralympic Games. At the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Sarah set an Oceania record of 4.82m to finish sixth in the women’s long jump T44. Impressive as this was, it was not until the following year, at the 2017 World Para-athletics Championships in London, England, when Sarah proved she had become a force to be reckoned with on the world stage, placing fourth in the women’s long jump T44. Sarah also competed at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar placing 6th in the Long Jump.
Having played 363 games over 19 years, Carly is one of the longest serving players in Women’s National Basketball League history. A former captain of the Canberra Capitals, Carly has won 3 WNBL Championships in a career that saw her play in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and professionally in Europe. Carly was a member of the Australian Women’s Basketball team – the Opals for nearly 10 years, winning a Gold Medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. After retiring from playing basketball in 2017, Carly joined the Fox Sports WNBL commentary team and became an Assistant Coach for the UC Canberra Capitals. In season 2019, the UC Canberra Capitals won their 8th WNBL Championship, Carly’s first Championship as a coach.
The panellists will be located outside The North Face in Canberra Centre from 11am – 12pm.
Tickets include a complimentary drink on arrival, grazing platter & $20 Canberra Centre Gift Card, you will also be automatically entered into a competition to WIN a $200 Canberra Centre Gift Card once you’ve signed in at the event.
Just $20 entry. Book your spot here.