Gwangju 2015: Kerri Pottharst says building belief is the key to success

Kerri Pottharst on the beach volleyball sand (photo: Getty)

Kerri Pottharst on the beach volleyball sand (photo: Getty)

(This post first appeared on the Australian Uniroos website)

The mantra of three time Olympian and beach volleyball gold medal winner Kerri Pottharst is self-belief.

Ahead of her role as the Peak Performance Mentor for the Australian Uniroos at the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, she answers some questions from FISU Young Reporter Davis Harrigan.

1. Having had a very successful Olympic and international career, how will you be able to best impart advice to individuals and teams, having specialised at volleyball in a global event?

My role with the Uniroos is to be there to support them. To understand what they are going through. To share stories of the various experiences I had during three Olympic campaigns. I’ll be there with the athletes to listen to what they’re going through, to inspire them to be their best and to help them deal with nerves, fears or doubts. Continue reading

Hockey: Our golden hockey Aussies

The picture says it all; the Hockeyroos are jubilant as they head into the final. (Pic: The Fans of Hockey)

The picture says it all; the Hockeyroos are jubilant as they head into the final. (Pic: The Fans of Hockey)

I have always been an interested spectator in every sport, but recently, my passion and knowledge of hockey (in this case, field hockey) has grown rapidly.

Both the Hockeyroos (Australian women) and Kookaburras (Australian men) are going for the gold medals respectively, this weekend, in the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup, over in the Netherlands. Continue reading