For years I have been completely fascinated by the super successful athletes, always wondering what made them different from the rest of us, why were they able to achieve success, when many of us missed the mark, and I include myself in this because I was an elite athlete. I spent 15 years playing soccer at the highest level here in Australia, representing NSW/Australia through the junior, youth & senior ranks. I loved my time as an athlete, made some amazing friendships and
When you meet former Matildas Captain Melissa Barbieri, it is clearly evident that even though she has now hung up her gloves on her 14yr international football career, her love for the round ball game continues to live in her heart forever.
Melissa’s star began rising in the 1990’s - I myself was heading into the twilight of my footballing career & I recall marking this talented young midfielder. Who knew she would make the switch to goalkeeping & go on to establish hers
How excited do you get when you meet someone who shares the same passions in life as you do?
Well if you're anything like me, it's super exciting & sometimes hard to contain your excitement & this is how I felt when I sat down to chat about SPORT, FAMILY & WELLNESS with former professional Ironwoman Karla Gilbert. Karla dominated the sport of Ironwoman racing for 10yrs, including winning the first ever professional Ironwoman race as a teenager.