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Donald 2016

Donald 2016 This one goes down in history both at home and abroad. Not only was it a big year for Donald from Donald: a little further away from home another Donald also had a bit to say – and earned the Time magazine accolade of the Person of the Year. A big congrats to Donald Trump, and all the best to him as he embarks on his biggest undertaking yet. There’s a lot at stake for all leaders, but [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:22+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One Foot On The Podium Wins Silver

One Foot On The Podium Wins Silver. I never would have anticipated I would hear those words when I published my first book. To say winning a silver medal is a proud moment for me is an understatement, it is so much more than just a silver medal for a book that has been judged in the Australia/New Zealand - Best Regional Non-Fiction category To win a Silver medal is a truly humbling experience. Though the real joy comes from knowing [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Blog, Latest Blog, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar Pistorius. news.com.au where doing a story on me about the release of my book, One Foot On The Podium and they asked me about my relationship with Oscar Pistorius, it's never my intention to use other peoples story to tell my own. I'm also very comfortable for everyone to have their own opinion, in this article I share my opinion. When you have a relationship and are a little closer to a situation you tend to see things that [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Air Asia

Air Asia took me under their wing for a quick chat about One Foot On The Podium. If you are flying anytime soon keep an eye out for this article featuring in Air Asia inflight. Or you could just click the link and check it out here. Airasia Travel3Sixty Nov 2015 Travel Safe Cheers Don

By | 2015-11-26T12:50:42+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Portland

Portland is a beautiful part of Australia. I recently spoke at a business breakfast to encourage local employers to explore opportunities of employing people with a disability. Here is the local paper article. Don Elgin Portland Observer Beit in Portland or any other part of our great land, employing people with a disability or at least taking a chance has proven over the years to be a great call. Congratulations to the businesses that have done so and lets hope [...]

By | 2015-11-25T08:22:35+00:00 November 25th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

Australia’s sporting history

The home of many of the most memorable performances in Australia’s sporting history was once a thriving cattle-yard way out west of Sydney. It was this old stockyard that gave me back a wealth that was no longer accessible to most Australians, though you can bet your bottom dollar it didn’t come easy. You see, the loss of the cattle-yard to make way for Homebush Stadium and the surrounding infrastructure of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games was of [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Blog, Sport|0 Comments

Just chop it off, Sally

Just chop it off, Sally. Hurdler and Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson breaks her wrist in a Diamond League race in Rome doing what she does best – racing. She makes an off-the-cuff comment soon after, and all hell breaks loose. Every human being that’s ever had a plan can tell you things don’t always work out right. A race can be brought to an abrupt halt with one slight stuff-up… and so can a media conference. Almost as quick [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Blog, Sport|7 Comments

StarAmp Global and VIRUS

So happy to share the awesome news of the StarAmp Global and VIRUS Action Sport Performance Australia partnership. World first amputee management agency StarAmp Global has partnered with the most technologically advanced apparel brand on the planet VIRUS Action Sport Performance Australia. Managing Director of StarAmp Global Don Elgin said “joining forces with such an innovative brand like VIRUS would provide opportunities for the elite amputees athletes managed by StarAmp Global to have access to cutting edge technology that not [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The Eiffel Tower Paris

Perceptions so often create expectations, some good and others not so: when it comes to travel, I’m not immune to having my expectations surpassed. It’s not that I aim low – it’s more that I prefer not to count my chickens before they hatch. I tend to live by this somewhat simple philosophy, and over the years I’m sure it’s helped me dodge staring too often down the barrel of disappointment. I prefer to avoid pre-empting how things will be [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Blog, Life|2 Comments