Melissa Fraser

I am a mother of 3 young boys whom a couple of years ago started little athletics at Woodville. Many years ago now I started as an under 6 Athlete with Woodville and went through to under 16.  I was the first member to achieve 150 meets. I continued with Senior Athletics competing for Port Adelaide Athletics Club, concentrating on the throwing events. I represented South Australia as a hammer thrower in both Under 16 & Under 18.

I have since concentrated on officiating and officiated at the Sydney 2000 Olympic & Para Olympic Games, the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and various senior & Junior Nationals. Up until a year ago I was still throwing out at Santos on a Saturday afternoon while officiating.  Before having my first child nearly 8 years ago I was coaching a variety of athletes in the throwing events for Port Adelaide Athletics Club. I always enjoyed coaching and recently updated my coaching knowledge by sitting the level 2 Club Coach’s course.

I am hoping that I can share my knowledge of the sport with the young athletes at Woodville so they can have fun, learn and improve.