Merv Hughes visit to Lumen Christi Athlete Development students

Australian cricket legend Merv Hughes payed a visit to Lumen Christi Catholic college on Thursday, November 1.

Merv Hughes sharing some invaluable words with students of Lumen Christi.

Merv Hughes sharing some invaluable words with students of Lumen Christi.

The former Aussie cricketer visited students in the Athlete Development Program to discuss a variety of topics relevant to professional athlete development including; the mindset of an athlete, sports injuries and management, commitment to all training components and balancing training, school and a social life.

During his talk, Mr Hughes encouraged the young athletes not to take the easy option and to train hard and be confident in their own abilities.

“If you want to be as good as the next person train the same, if you want to be better do more,” he said.

Mr Hughes went on to tell his captive audience that in his opinion a sporting champion is an athlete that can do four things “sum up conditions, sum up the opposition, sum up the situation and play accordingly.”

Students valued Merv Hughes' visit.

Students valued Merv Hughes' visit.

Students had plenty of opportunities throughout Mr Hughes presentation to ask him questions on his time spent representing Australia in cricket.

Students also asked for tips on training, nutrition, hydration and recovery.

Mr Hughes also made an appearance as the special guest for the Emergency Services Fundraising Golf Day for Nardy House today, November 2. Story to come.

This story Merv spreading the word “if you want to be better do more” first appeared on Merimbula News Weekly.