On Friday 19th June, Jake Power attended the 2015 Pierre de Coubertin Awards Olympic Academy and State Presentation.
The Olympic Academy Day is an interactive learning experience about the global Olympic movement, its place in Australia, and the virtues of Olympism.
Jake had the opportunity to hear from past and present Olympians and gain inspiration to continue to live out his dreams.
Jake was nominated to attend the Olympic Academy Day and to receive the Pierre de Coubertin Award. This award is for secondary school students who demonstrates values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities.
The award is named after Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin, who was a French educator and historian, and founder of the International Olympic Committee. He is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games.
At the awards ceremony, of which I had the pleasure of attending, we heard from Kitty Chiller, a former Olympian and the current Chef de Mission for the Australian Olympic Team to compete at the upcoming Rio Olympics. She is Australia’s first female Chef de Mission.
Congratulations, Jake, on all of your achievements in sport, and particularly how you have upheld the Olympic spirit throughout your journey. You are a well deserved recipient of this award, and we look forward to hearing of your achievements in the future.
Mr Mark Wynn