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The right leg for the job

As an amputee I know how important it is to have the right leg for the job. Six years after retiring from elite sport, I was looking for a new challenge. At just about this time, I learned that the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games were to include the discus throw for leg amputees – a first in Comm Games history. I teamed up with an old mate – prosthetist and former discus-thrower Richard Fejer from OAPL – to assist me in [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:32+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Life, Sport|0 Comments

Step by step to the Commonwealth Games

Step by step to the Commonwealth Games There is no doubt with hard work great things can be achieved. Qualifying for the Commonwealth Games has been a tough and exciting journey, one of the things that excites me about this opportunity to represent our great country is the constant willingness to be the best I can be, it's so much easier to push yourself when you know why you are doing it. This video was taken during my strength and [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Blog, Life, Sport|0 Comments

Don Elgin Commonwealth Games journey

Don Elgin Commonwealth Games journey hasn't been easy but it has been fun. Like all elite athletes there have been some set backs but they are soon put aside when your goal of being selected is realised. I took my camera to training to capture some of what I get up to, maybe I shouldn't have strapped the camera to the discus... http://youtu.be/jG6hOhaXQLo Keep smiling Cheers Don  

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Life, Sport|0 Comments

A Commonwealth Games Sporting Dream

Never did I think it would be possible for me to have a chance of realise my Commonwealth Games Sporting Dream It’s March 2013. I’m on my way to help one of my old coaches out by having a chat with one of the leg-amputee discus throwers he’s working with. As a former multi-event athlete, it’s not uncommon for me to be called upon to assist others, particularly leg amputees who are chasing their sporting dreams. I’m standing in the carpark [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Blog, Featured Slider, Life, Sport, Uncategorized|8 Comments

The Police prove it's more important to slow down than to die

Do we have our priorities right? The police have proven it's more important to slow down than to die by spending millions of dollars on a system that leaves the most vulnerable at risk I question our position on many things in this wonderful country I call home. I question the millions of dollars spent by police and the tactics used to catch speeding motorist, in some cases by just a few km’s an hour. In my experience people slow [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Life|3 Comments

Game On – Discus Don

Love being back in training and so happy to have some awesome support. Check out what happens when I take my camera to training. Click the link & come fly with me :) Training for discus

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 September 5th, 2013|Sport|1 Comment

Motivational Speaker -The Star

Don Elgin the founder of StarAmp Global delivers truly powerful, entertaining motivational presentations. The timing of the Star Program's launch could not have been better with the increasing importance of self worth in our society this innovative fresh new look at combating self-esteem issues in our education system is a game changer.

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 June 18th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Racism, what can we learn?

So in the midst of the AFL's Indigenous Round racism has raised it’s head again…or has it? Has it just highlighted the need for society to focus on our need to be more resilient? I would like to be really clear here, I don’t support racism in anyway, nor do I support bullying, in which I see no separation between the two. I made comment on my Facebook page and overwhelmingly my ‘friends’ I grew up with in a small [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 May 26th, 2013|Blog, Sport|1 Comment

Oscar Pistorius

There is no bigger name in world news right now than Oscar Pistorius, what makes it so tough seeing that name in the spot light, is Oscar is a friend of mine. Valentines day 2013 will be etched in my mind for the rest of my life.  I had just finished a speaking engagement with one of the worlds most recognizable brands, we were taking a break and then heading to dinner. I took a moment to check my phone, [...]

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 February 20th, 2013|Sport|0 Comments

River to Rio

I 'm fortunate I get to travel the world empowering people to do more with the life they have, sharing tips from my journey and encouraging people  to seize every opportunity. I intend to walk the talk more than ever over the next four years. Join me on the journey, warts and all, I know it's going to be tough and the only thing I can be sure of is, I wont die wondering. http://youtu.be/Y4MuLmTNznI Enjoy the journey Cheers Don

By | 2018-01-12T18:39:33+00:00 January 10th, 2013|Sport|0 Comments