Wanting to share her love of sport is what motivated athletics Coach, Jill Westenra, to become involved with Special Olympics New Zealand.
“I have been coaching athletics for the Special Olympics Hutt Valley since 2008 and have been heavily involved in sport at a competitive level for years! I represented New Zealand at the World Championships in triathlons, multi-sport and mountain running from 1991 to 2004/5, and I just wanted to share my love and experiences with others.
“Giving these guys the right support and encouragement about how much they can achieve is what really motivates me.”
They allow the athletes to be themselves and achieve to whatever level without being judged. Everyone is a winner.
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