Cathy Freeman's foundation work recognised at awards

Former Mackay runner Cathy Freeman.
Former Mackay runner Cathy Freeman. File Photo

ATHLETICS: Sydney 2000 Olympic champion and former Mackay runner Cathy Freeman was awarded the International Olympic Committee Women and Sport Award for the Oceania region, for her works through her foundation.  

The prestigious award honours individuals that work to develop, encourage and strengthen the participation of women and girls in sport at all levels.

The purpose of the Cathy Freeman Foundation is to close the education gap between indigenous and non-indigenous children, and provide pathways to a brighter future.

Read more on the award here.

Topics:  award cathy freeman mackay olympics runner

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Police hunt suspects after fire bombing

A group of men threw a petrol bomb through the window of a Caboolture house last night. Picture: FILE

Police hunt group of men after Caboolture petrol bombing

Cops fix domestic violence computer flaw

A Sunshine Coast domestic violence survivor went into hiding after a Queensland Police Service computer system flaw resulted in her address being sent to her alleged abuser.

Police say DV address disclosure was accident

Local Partners