South African Paralympian, Louzanne Coetzee, feels privileged and is looking forward to serve as para-athletes’ representative for the SASAPD.
The current T11 1,500m record holder has been elected on a four-year term and will represent her peers on the National Executive Committee.
Speaking to gsport, Coetzee says: “I feel really fortunate to have received the position and I want to really focus on creating good communication channels between athletes and our federation.
“So, for me the emphasis is going to be on communication between the disabled athletes and the SASAPD.”
Coetzee went on to share her intentions on how to grow and create a better structure for athletes.
“It’s a great privilege to be able to serve thee athletes and I’m really thankful. I would also like us to have more of a voice and create more of an athletes structure within the commission or in the SASAPD and not just me but to have a proper athlete representative council.
“I’m looking forward to establishing that and just working with the athletes to improve the sport for them.”
The Paralympic-bound athlete also reveals her goals as she prepares to represent the country in Tokyo.
“I’m aiming to run a good time in the 1,500m so my focus is on doing the 1,500m track at the Paralympic Games,” she concluded.
Photo 1 Caption: South African Paralympian, Louzanne Coetzee, feels privileged and is looking forward to serve as para-athletes’ representative for the SASAPD. Photo: Louzanne Coetzee (Instagram)