Russell joined Weston Creek Little Athletics in 1988 when his eldest daughter registered in the under 7 age group. A former middle distance runner, Russell was immediately dedicated to ensuring his daughter and other athletes shared in his passion and enjoyment of athletics. This later lead to Russell taking on the role of Head Coach. Russell’s strength was always his dedication to athletics and helping Weston Creek athletes achieve their best. Russell continued to demonstrate this commitment for over 10 seasons, despite facing a serious personal battle with cancer. Russell is also a qualified official and spent many hours assisting at LAACT carnivals, whilst also offering some training for our parents. Russell has always been considered the “gentleman” of Chapman Oval and is still a well respected member of the ACT Athletics community. Life Membership is a deserving honour for Russell, and we appreciate the outstanding contribution he has made for our club.