Life Lessons Through Sport
Life Lessons Through Sport
Life Lessons Through Sport
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Sporting Mum- That’s what sporting parents do!

I am sure that there are many different athletes out there who remember and recognise ALL the little things their parents did and said to support their success. My fellow sporting parents, one day your son or daughter will turn around and say ‘thanks’. Until then, keep doing what you’re doing and smile on the way!

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Grit versus Talent

It is an age-old debate in our household about what makes athletes truly great…. Is it genetics or is it determination? I believe it is both, but which one do...


Calm under chaos

In a previous blog about what makes people the greatest of all time, the ability to remain calm, particularly in stressful situations, is one of the traits. It’s the Tiger...


Forever Young?

My mind wanted to play, and 5 weeks prior my body was fit enough to play, but this second injury got to me. For the first time ever, I thought...


My New Norm

Regardless of what things will remain the “new normal” and what won’t, there will be change. It is good to see that life in our household in particular, will be...


The Power of Sport

....this is why I love sport! Sport brings cultures and communities together, barriers can be broken down. “The tennis ball doesn't know how old I am. The ball doesn't know...


Resilience and Reconnection

Look around your neighbourhood, this is the most active I have seen my neighbourhood EVER. Families going for walks and bike rides. An increased amount of people going for jogs....


Pioneers of Female Football

One of the many traits acquired through sport is persistence and resistance…. and that is something these ladies have in bucket loads. It is their passion and persistence that has...


Convenience is King

Everything is changing and becoming “more convenient”, sport is no exception “convenience is king”. How far and often do you travel for sport?

Yvette Audet

Yvette Audet

Sport has been an integral part of my life, both work and personal. I grew up with sport, met my husband through sport and now as a mother, am involved more than ever in sport!

As a trainer and consultant in the industry I work with sporting groups and councils to create community facilities and partnerships aimed to increase sport participation.

I have created a range of articles from the perspective of a SPORTING MUM. The articles relate life skills and messages that we can get from being involved in sport. It’s uncanny how Sport can mirror life.


Involved in gymnastics, netball and athletics from an early age, Yvette experienced being part of a team as well as the unrelentless discipline in individual sport – in particular her Heptathlon days.

First became a mum in 2005 and remembers having the inner debate of how long should I play netball while pregnant? Doing quick breastfeeds in between netball games and hoping her uterus wouldn’t feel like falling out when she jumped for the ball.

Funny anecdotes aside, she has worked in the sport and recreation industry for almost 30 years and holds several certificates and degrees around the management and training of sport, community recreation, aquatics and fitness.

Through her various roles in profit and non-profit sectors, she has helped plan for programs, events and facilities to help get communities active through sport and recreation.

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Stories from the perspective of being a mum of children involved in various sports as well as a mum who plays sport. Often humorous personal recollections of sporting stories that relate to how "Sport Mirrors Life".

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