Australian athletes will be given greater input into the future of athletics, with the establishment of Athletics Australia’s Athlete’s Advisory Group. The first of the regular meetings of the Athlete’s Advisory Group will take place this week.
The move is key in giving athletes a voice in shaping key deliverables for the National Sporting Organisation and with a remit that includes:
· The administration of athletics in Australia
· Innovation within the sport
· Competition schedules and other key issues
· An organised communication channel for athletes back to Athletics Australia
In its initial stages the Athlete’s Advisory Group will consist of: Carlee Beattie, Dane Bird-Smith; Robbie Crowther; Kurtis Marschall; Scott Reardon; Sally Pearson; Dani Stevens; Jared Tallent; Jess Trengove; Eloise Wellings and Benita Willis. In the future, an election process will take place – with the details determined by the current members.
The Athlete’s Advisory Group will work together with CEO Darren Gocher, Interim High Performance Director Adam Bishop, and members of the Athletics Australia Board.
“This is a very important step for Athletics Australia as an organisation,” said Gocher.
“We’ve brought together a great group of athletes who have had a diverse range of experiences and they all have much to offer. I’m looking forward to the Athlete’s Advisory Group’s input into the future of Athletics Australia.”