2019 Roll of Excellence Inductees & Official of the Year
2019 Roll of Excellence Inductees
Nominated by Little Athletics Western Australia
Bob has been an active volunteer in Little Athletics in Western Australia since 1970 through to current day.
Over nearly 50 years, Bob has fulfilled nearly every volunteer role within the sport. From involvement in a Centre’s formation, Centre Chairman through to key officiating roles at State level, to coaching, and continuing to volunteer his time beyond Little Athletics to National, Oceania region and International events.
Jacquelin was a member of the St George Little Athletics Centre from 1972 – 1976.
Is currently the European Correspondent for The Australian newspaper, based in London and covering all manner of big stories across political, business, Royals and security issues. She is a George Munster and Walkley Award winning journalist.
Brad started Little Athletics in 1973 at Fremantle Little Athletics Centre, he continued on to compete in the 1976 State Track and Field Championships as an U13.
Brad represented Footscray, Brisbane Bears, and Collingwood in the Australian Football League (AFL) and South Fremantle in the Western Australian Football League. Won the Brownlow medal for the Fairest & Best Player in the Victorian Football League in 1985 and was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2019.
Alana started her Little Athletics at Maroochy Little Athletics Centre as an U13 and continued until the age of U15 – the maximum at that time.
A world class pole vaulter having won the national championship in 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2015. Alana was also selected for the 2007 World Championships, 2008 Summer Olympics and was a finalist at 2012 Summer Olympics finishing in 11th place.
Stuart began Little Athletics in the U6 age group in 1977/78 and participated right through until Little Athletics concluded.
A 10 times Australian Hammer Throw Champion and two times Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist. Stuart also competed in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games as well as 4 times at the World Athletics Championships.
Brandon was a member of Parramatta Little Athletics Centre from the 2004/2005 season as an U11, through until he finished as an U17 in the 2010/2011 season.
Brandon won the National Senior Athletics Championships in 2012, has competed at numerous National championships, World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Brandon cleared a new PB of 2.32m to win the gold medal. This jump moved Brandon to equal second on the Australian all-time list.
Kylie was a member of Kingsway Little Athletics Centre in 1987 and continued to participate until 1995.
Kylie has represented Australia as a dual- Olympian in heptathlon. At Beijing 2008, she finished 10th and in Athens 2004 she finished 18th. She is a four-time national champion in heptathlon and also won a silver medal in the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
With almost 20 years’ experience as an official, Peter has regularly officiated at a high level including being the Combined Events Referee at the 2019 Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships in Hobart as well as an official at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Peter became involved in the sport when his daughter joined Weston Creek Little Athletics Centre in 2000 and since then has been on several Committees both locally and nationally and is the current Competition and Technical Director of Little Athletics ACT. Peter conducts a number of education and training sessions for the ACT and has also been appointed as the Officials Manager for the 2020 Coles Australian Little Athletics Championships in Canberra.