Business Luncheon with Kieren Perkins

June 7, 2012 Intercontinental Hotel, North Terrace, Adelaide


Charismatic and down to earth as they come, Kieren was interviewed by the likewise, Fox Sports’ Adam Peacock in a two part “on-the-couch” interview which was both entertaining and an insightful look into the life of an elite athlete. We were also privileged to have the presence of SA’s own Olympic Swimming Legend Phil Rogers, Olympic Hockey Gold Medallist Juliet Haslam and 2012 London bound Olympian on the trampoline, Blake Gaudry. Some memorable videos were shown of Kieren’s Olympic races, with questions posed by Adam as well as several from the audience of nearly 200.

We were treated to Kieren’s early memories of a young kid standing next to “big hairy men” in one of his first appearances on the Olympic blocks, to the time his Coach was none too impressed with a world record time he posted in a heat swim. It was fly on the wall stuff as we were taken on a journey behind the scenes of the Olympic life we rarely hear. Guests enjoyed listening to Kieren describe his ups and the downs, and the room was on the end of every word as he told of the intense training in the pool required to be the best in the world. Can you imagine swimming the equivalent of several times around the globe, all for the final moment culminating in a race that lasts minutes with victory won in metres? Kieren truly is an incredible athlete, very inspiring, a true gentleman and a top bloke! Congratulations to Nick Karasoulos from “Harvey Norman – Gepps Cross”, Adam Steinhardt from “The Kingdom” and Kieran Purcell from “Macquarie Private Wealth” for generously outbidding their competitors to win the Main Auction Items. Thank you to all who attended. Some fantastic money was raised for the Foundation and we appreciate your generous support and look forward to seeing you at our next event. TMCF – Creating Pathways without Obstacles.