Melinda Gainsford-Taylor puts athletes through their paces at Albury clinic

STAR POWER: Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor hosted a sprinting clinic for 40 young athletes from around the region at Albury Little Athletics Centre on Sunday. Picture: MARK JESSER
STAR POWER: Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor hosted a sprinting clinic for 40 young athletes from around the region at Albury Little Athletics Centre on Sunday. Picture: MARK JESSER

Former Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor worked closely with 40 young athletes from the Border and surrounding areas during a special clinic in Albury on Sunday.

Albury, Wodonga, Lavington-Jindera, Mentone, Kyabram and Shepparton Little Athletics Clubs were represented, along with a handful of participants from the Albury Thunder.

Albury Little Athletics Centre secretary Elisabeth McGuire said it was an enjoyable day. 

“She shared her story of how she started with Little Athletics and ended up competing at the Olympics,” McGuire said.

“All the kids got to hold the Olympic torch she ran with.

“She did agility drills with them, obviously running drills and plenty of work on their technique.”

McGuire said the club would like to host more clinics for its athletes following the success of Gainsford-Taylor’s visit.