McCutcheon speaks to lo­cal stu­dents about sports ex­cel­lence

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

ST CATHER­INE’S sports ex­cel­lence stu­dents have gained a valu­able in­sight into what it takes to suc­ceed in the field.

In­spi­ra­tional speaker and mul­ti­tal­ented ath­lete Graeme McCutcheon spoke at the school last week, hand­ing down tips and ad­vice for the class.

McCutcheon, who won 11 state ti­tles, four na­tional ti­tles and man­aged podium fin­ishes three times at world events for ski­ing, kayak­ing, un­der­wa­ter hockey, ca­noe­ing and sail­ing, spoke to the chil­dren about reach­ing and recog­nis­ing their po­ten­tial. An ac­cred­ited sports coach, McCutcheon en­cour­aged the kids to think about sport dif­fer­ently.

“It’s not about win­ning. And when you re­alise this, as funny as it sounds, that is when you will start suc­ceed­ing,” he said. “Great­ness is only ac­com­plished with pas­sion” was the main stick­ing point of his pre­sen­ta­tion, im­plor­ing stu­dents to fully ap­ply them­selves in their cho­sen area.

McCutcheon’s goal is to help as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble strive for suc­cess, ac­com­plish their great­est am­bi­tions and be lead­ers in their re­spec­tive fields.

Although McCutcheon spoke with a sports fo­cus, the at­tributes and traits he high­lighted are also ap­pli­ca­ble to ev­ery day life, and the stu­dents in at­ten­dance are sure to ben­e­fit.

St Cather­ine’s sports co-or­di­na­tor Bruce Laguna said it was hugely ben­e­fi­cial for the school to have some­one of McCutcheon’s stature and ex­pe­ri­ence ad­dress the class.

MORE THAN A GAME: In­spi­ra­tional sports speaker Graeme McCutcheon ad­dressed the St Cather­ine's Catholic Col­lege sports ex­cel­lence class last week.

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