“World class athlete” signs as lifesaving coach


CURRENT World Iron Woman and Nutri Grain series champion, Harriet Brown, will join the Mornington Life Saving Club as their new Water Coach and Youth Mentor next month.

After saying goodbye to the club’s previous coach, John Vains, the Mornington Life Saving Club has designed their next phase of their coaching structure to help their athletes continue to develop and have a mentor under which they can thrive.

Mornington Life Saving Club Nipper captain Damian Brice said the club’s main focus is to encourage participation and having someone like Brown gives the Nippers someone to look up to.

“We felt Harriet was the right fit for the Mornington Life Saving Club as she is not only a world class athlete and coach, but an enthusiastic motivator and the type of role model that will add enormous value to the lives of our children,” Brice said.

“Harriet has a genuine interest in wanting to get to know all of our kids and make a real difference in how they train and help to deliver on the outcomes they are aiming to achieve individually and as a group.”

Following the appointment of Brown, the club has worked together to design a program that utilizes face to face sessions, a feedback and review package and a range of social initiatives that will provide their members with consistent opportunities to develop and interact.

The club has also appointed Matt McConnell as Club Coach to assist Brown in executing the program. While Brown will design and oversee the program, McConnell will make sure it is executed on a weekly basis with the assistance of the club’s Age Manager team and their under-16s and above instructors.

Brice said that McConnell has been a long term and high respected Age Manager who has great knowledge on how to read the surf, so he’ll be perfect for the role.

The first Nipper session for the season starts on Sunday 12 November, 10am at Mills Beach. For further details go to morningtonlsc.com.au.

Picture: sls.com.au

First published in the Mornington News – 3 October 2017


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