Olympian Hits The Track With Up And Coming Adelaide Superstars

Jetstar and Little Athletics Australia have teamed up with Australia’s fastest-ever woman sprinter over 100 metres, Olympian Melissa Breen, to host a training session for 21 budding sport stars at SA Athletics Stadium.

Jetstar and Little Athletics Australia have teamed up with Australia’s fastest-ever woman sprinter over 100 metres, Olympian Melissa Breen, to host a training session for 21 budding sport stars at SA Athletics Stadium. 
The event follows Jetstar’s nationwide search for a “Little Jetstar”, an individual who demonstrated outstanding personal achievement on or off the track. Star of the future and local Adelaide resident, 10-year-old Joshua Bell has been awarded the very special prize due to his strong sportsmanship, great attitude and dedication to giving athletics a go. 
Joshua is a member of Adelaide Eagles Little Athletics Centre and will be joined by 20 of his peers for the training session with Melissa Breen. They will have the unique opportunity to learn from one of the best athletes in Australia what it takes to become an elite athlete and the importance of following your dreams.
Olympic athlete Melissa Breen revealed she has a soft spot for the Little Athletics organisation.
“Training at Little Athletics as a child was where I first found my passion for athletics. I’m proud to be involved in the Jetstar Little Athletics Australia community and support kids working hard on the track and field. I can’t wait to meet the future faces of athletics and hit the track with the winning Little Jetstar athlete Joshua and his club mates.”
South Australian Little Athletics Chief Executive Officer Sue Bowman also commented on the upcoming Little Jetstars training session.
“It’s an honour to welcome inspirational sprinting champion Melissa onto our track this month to meet and train with some of Adelaide’s most enthusiastic young sports stars.” 
Jetstar is the first official naming rights partner of Little Athletics Australia and provides the organisation with funds to support more than 540 centres throughout the country.
Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer David Hall is proud to be supporting young athletes and was impressed by the hundreds of entries the competition received.
Great sportsmanship is not always determined by the medal tally. This season, we’ve seen hundreds of athletes recognised by their peers for demonstrating good sportsmanship on and off the track, through our Little Jetstars competition,” Mr Hall said.  
“Congratulations to Joshua on the award, we’re looking forward to seeing he and his friends enjoying the incredible opportunity to train alongside an inspiring Australian Olympian.”

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