KURT Fearnley is a “true believer in the power of sport”, so when it was announced late last week he would join the Sport Australia board he was understandably excited.
Fearnley is one of four new new appointees who join the board on a three-year term and the wheelchair racing star brings plenty of experience.
He is a currently on the Australian Paralympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee boards, while Fearnley was also appointed to the Athletes Council for the International Paralympic Committee in 2016.
On top of that the Carcoar native attended five Paralympic Games and has long been an advocate for people with disabilities.
“As a true believer in the power of sport, I’m excited to join the board of Sport Australia,” Fearnley tweeted.
“As someone who has proudly worn the green and gold for a couple of decades and as a trained PDHPE teacher, I hope to do my part for a healthy, active, inclusive and successful sporting nation.
“I can’t wait to rip in to some new challenges in 2019. Our country is capable of some great things and I can’t wait to play my little role in kicking it along.”
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Fearnley will bring a fresh approach to the now 13-person Sport Australia board.
“I have every confidence their valuable perspectives and experience will benefit the Sport Australia Board and, in turn, Australian sport,” chair John Wylie said of Fearnley and the other new board members.
“We are fortunate that progressing Australian sport is a passion they all share.”