Cricket star Meg reveals secrets of her success

May 25, 2018

Cricket star Meg Lanning with local cricketers Olivia Mott, Tori Walsh, Caitlyn Campbell, Millie Hill and (front) Tess Laidlaw.

THE year five to 12 students of St Augustine’s were treated to an appearance from Sportstar guest speaker Meg Lanning last Wednesday.

Russell Jarrett from the Sportstar committee led the Australian cricket superstar through a series of questions and answers.

The aim of the chat was to inspire the next generation of not just sporting stars, but also students, as Meg chatted about how important it is to have balance in your life.

“I think with anything in life, things are never as good as you think or never as bad as you think, it’s important to be able to stay neutral,” Meg said to the students.

The pressures of the sporting arena are not so different to those in the classroom and Meg offered some advice on how to deal with it.

“Focus on what you are doing and what you can control,” she said.

“There is always a lot of outside noise but it never really impacts what you are doing.”

As the captain of the Australian team, Meg was able to shed some light on what it takes to be a good leader.

“It’s important in school or in sport, to be a calm person, and to let other people have their say.”

After her talk, Meg was swamped by students looking for a signature or photo as proof they met arguably the best female cricketer in the world.

The school wanted to thank Ian Purdey and Russell Jarrett for the continued relationship between St Augustine’s and the Sportstar night.

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