Coach Erin

How do you inspire kids to a lifelong of sport?
By leading by example and showing kids how fun and rewarding participating in sport can be.

If you could be any superhero who would you be and why?
Superman, because I would love to be able to fly.

What is your Favourite Quote?
“The strongest athlete isn’t the one who finished first. That athlete is the fastest. The strongest athlete is the one who gets up again every time he falls, the one who doesn’t stop when he feels a pain in his side, the one who doesn’t abandon the race, no matter how far away the finish line is. That runner is a winner whenever he reaches the finish line, even if he comes in last. Sometimes, no matter how much you want it, being the fastest isn’t an option, because your legs aren’t as long or your lungs as large. But you can always choose to be the strongest.” (From Antonio Iturbe’s book, The Librarian of Auschwitz)

What is your best childhood memory of playing sport?
Winning the National Championships for the first time after years of coming second.

What’s the first job you dreamed of having as a kid?
A vet

When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?
I love endurance sport in the bush… ultra marathon trail runs, rogaines and adventure racing. I also love to read, sew, and hang out with my husband and four kids.

Which Sporting Icon did you always impersonate in the backyard and why?
John Landy, because he showed true sportsmanship at the 1956 Olympics and was also an amazing athlete.

Why do you enjoy working with children?
I love the joy that kids show when they are having fun. I aim to bring joy to their day and perhaps plant the seed for a lifelong love of sport.