Two-time Paralympic medal winner and Festival of Sport Ambassador Kelly Cartwright will be at GMHBA Stadium from 11.15am on Sunday 7th October to share her incredible story and run her FREE Every Step Counts Workshop.
Kelly lost her right leg at the age of 15 to cancer, but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving some amazing sporting accomplishments. She won Gold and Silver Medals at the 2012 London Paralympic Games and became the first above-knee amputee woman to climb to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in 2009. Foot injuries have shifted Kelly’s dreams to powerlifting and she is currently training towards achieving the Australian Able Body Powerlifting record.
Kelly is sure to inspire all workshop participants as she continues to be a testament to triumph over adversity and never giving up.
Every Step Counts is part of a series of pop-up workshops taking place at the Festival on Sunday 7 October. The Playing Like A Girl: And Loving It! panel led by Deakin University Professor Chris Hickey and featuring former international cricketer Belinda Clark will explore female sport in traditionally male domains. Geelong Cats Women’s Football Strategy Manager Simone Bellears will provide insights and learning from their journey into the AFLW arena.
Dominique Condo, Deakin University Sports Nutrition Lecturer and nutrition adviser to the Geelong Cats and WNBL Deakin Melbourne Boomers, will present her workshop Eat Well, Play Well. The session will uncover the power of nutrition on sport performance and help you get the winning edge.
All workshops at the Deakin Cats Community Centre as part of the Festival of Sport are FREE. There is no registration required so make sure you get down the Deakin Cats Community Centre early to secure your spot.
SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER WORKSHOPS
11.15am – 12.00pm Every Step Counts
12.45pm – 1.30pm Playing Like a Girl: And Loving It!
2.00pm – 2.45pm Eat Well, Play Well