Tuesday 21 November at 07:15

According to the Australian Sports Foundation, almost half of Australia’s best athletes are earning below the poverty line with an annual income of less than $23,000. Besides that, the research shows that two in three elite Australian athletes aged between 18 and 34 have considered quitting the sport.

By amplifying the voices of these athletes, we can gradually instigate meaningful, incremental changes.

Each 3rd Wednesday of each month, our Sports Breakfast Series will make your mornings more inspiring and significant than ever.

Our final Sports Breakfast of the calendar year will feature two exceptional athletes: Dan Collins OLY, Danielle O’Brien OLY and Rhiannon Byers:

Dan Collins OLY. He is a former Olympic medal winner and four-time Olympian who is trusted by companies across Australia for his expertise in developing a winning team and culture. He is a high-performance manager and fitness expert in sports including cycling, triathlon, netball, and Aussie Rules. Dan will be sharing his personal experiences and insights on the powerful interplay between sports and business.

“You know that in order to hit your targets, you need your team to come together and your culture to improve. That’s what I do.” – Dan Collins

Danielle O’Brien OLY. Australian former competitive ice dancer. With partner Gregory Merriman, she is a six-time Australian senior national champion and three-time junior national champion. They have competed at the World Championships and Four Continents Championships since 2008, and have competed at three World Junior Championships. They became the first Australian ice dancers to reach the free dance at a World Championships.

Rhiannon Byers. Rhiannon’s rugby journey commenced in the quaint rural town of Pallamallawa, New South Wales. Over the years, she has accumulated a wealth of experience in both sevens and XVs formats. Her rugby career has seen her play for Central North sevens and XVs, represent NSW Country XVs, and compete for NSW in sevens in Perth. Notably, Rhiannon is a valued member of the Australian Rugby 7’s team, one of the first teams to secure a spot in the Australian Tokyo 2020 Olympic team. Her outstanding leadership and exceptional communication skills make her an indispensable asset to the team.

While the majority of us may never attain the level of athletic prowess exhibited by elite athletes on the field, court, or balance beam, we can draw inspiration from the qualities that drive their success. Although we may not engage in the rigorous training and relentless competition that defines the lives of elite athletes, we share a common aspiration to attain personal achievements and pursue our individual goals. Each of us strives to excel to the best of our abilities and distinguish ourselves in our respective domains.

Join us for a morning of knowledge, inspiration and connections.

Ticket: $40 includes presentation, breakfast and coffee.

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