Coles Athletics Community Hero: Peter Burke

Coles Athletics Community Hero: Peter Burke

The Coles Athletics Community Hero Award celebrates those in athletics community who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure athletics in Australia is the success that it is.

The winner of the award for 2021 was 80-year-old Peter Burke from Victoria who has been coaching athletes from the grassroots level through to the elite for 60 years. In his time coaching, he has been a life member of Western Athletics, lobbied for merger of State’s men’s and women’s governing bodies, and has been a club coach and selector for more than 50 years, all without financial reward.

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