Giving kids a headstart

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Alyson Hart is one of the three finalists in the executive female category for IEC Awards. The winner will be announced on 19th November at a Gala dinner in Sofitel

After nearly 15 years of being actively involved in the sport of athletics, first as a competitor, then as an administrator in India, Alyson continued her involvement in sports when her family migrated to Australia in 1991. For over 20 years she has volunteered her time to develop the sport of athletics in the community under the auspices of Athletics Australia and Athletics Victoria affiliated sports clubs.

Four years ago, Alyson and her husband founded the Wyndham Track and Field Club, which has seen its membership grow by 60 per cent and grants funding increased by 70 per cent.

Besides being secretary of the club as well as holding down a full-time job as a business compliance manager, Alyson volunteers her time as a school sports coach because she believes in the benefits of growing the sport at the grassroots level.

“Athletics, and sport in general, can be a powerful tool to build leadership, self-esteem, discipline, routine and lifelong healthy habits. It can empower a person to look good and feel good and is a strong contributor to health and wellbeing. Besides this, athletics is my passion,” says Alyson.

 

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