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 Australian stars Maree Holland, Paul Nancarrow and Keatyn Davies are coaching young Central Coast athletes. Australian stars Maree Holland, Paul Nancarrow and Keatyn Davies are coaching young Central Coast athletes.
26 February 2023 Posted by 

Olympian Maree Holland is training future champions

FORMER champion Australian athlete Maree Holland of Lake Munmorah has joined the Fit For Sport coaching team to help provide speed and athletic development training to young athletes across all sports on the Central Coast.
Maree, who was a 1988 Seoul Olympic 400m finalist and the all-time number three ranked 400m female athlete in Australia, will be working alongside Keatyn Davies, who represented Australia in 2003 and 2008.
She had her first view of the local talent when she attended the Wyong Rugby League Club Grounds where over 70 young sportspeople are being put through their paces each Monday afternoon.
Fit For Sport is owned by local conditioning and sprints coach Paul Nancarrow, who set up the program in November 1988 to provide training to male and female junior athletes on the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie.
The program has since boomed, with Paul stating that it had "far exceeded expectations" and the team had been invited to conduct clinics as far south as Merimbula and as far north as Yamba.
Maree expressed her enthusiasm for joining the Fit For Sport team, citing her experience as a two-time national senior champion and her participation in major sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games, Olympic Games and Athletics World Cup. 
She is also one of only four Australian women to have ever made an Olympic 400m final, along with Cathy Freeman, Betty Cuthbert, and Charlene Rendina.
Maree's goal is to inspire young athletes to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle.
"My passion remains coaching and fitness and providing awareness of activities and sports as a way to a better life," she said. Residing on the Coast, she sees the Fit For Sport program as an invaluable resource for young athletes not only on the Coast but also for all areas that the team will reach.
The Fit For Sport coaching team is set to provide top-notch training and guidance to young athletes across Australia. For more information on Holland and the Fit For Sport program, visit their website or Facebook page.


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