Bananas to energise Canowindra’s little athletes

Each Little Athletics centre around Australia is supplied with free bananas from a local Coles.

Each Little Athletics centre around Australia is supplied with free bananas from a local Coles.

World champion athlete Sally Pearson has urged budding athletes to race down to their Little Athletics track as its season takes place in Canowindra.

To provide kids with a nutritional boost at training, Coles plans to donate more than two million bananas this season to Little Athletics clubs around the country.

This season Coles will donate four boxes of bananas each week to the Canowindra club as part of its national sponsorship of Little Athletics.

Fresh from her win at the world championships in London, Sally Pearson encouraged kids to join Little Athletics this year.

“Little Athletics gave me the start I needed to be successful and fulfil my dreams,” she said.

“I encourage more kids across Australia to create their own story through athletics.

“I hope that the kids understand that it doesn’t matter if you’re not winning when you’re this age, you can always be an Olympic champion if your heart is set on it and you dream big.”