DAVID Green has always gotten a kick out of helping kids become little athletes.
As a member of the founding committee for Kyabram Little Athletics, and after being involved with the organisation for 25 years, he’s certainly coached his fair share of future athletes.
Now, he’s finally being thanked for his vital role in our community throughout the years.
David has been presented with the highest accolade in Little Athletics Victoria, the Life Governor Award for his tireless service to the program.
While 25 years may seem like enough time to drain the passion out of many, David’s voice still brightens when he talks about the program.
“The transformation is incredible. I love that we start with little kids and watch them evolve and change into senior athletes,” he said.
“Little athletics helps kids to develop skills they wouldn’t get anywhere else. Athletics involves so many skills like running, jumping, balance and throwing.
“It’s sensational to watch kids growing and eventually competing in high level competitions like the State Championships.”
With the Little Athletics Come and Try night just around the corner, David encourages Ky kids to come check it out.
“Unfortunately we often lose kids to other sports like football and netball. But a great deal of AFL footballers and cyclists got their start in Little Aths,” he said.
“We are always looking for new members and I’m pleased to see interest is growing in Ky for little athletics.”
So does David plan on hanging up his Little Athletics boots anytime soon?
The answer is a resounding “no”.
“I hope to continue into the future with my role in Little Aths. I still find it so rewarding.”