Cassie Staples inspired another generation this week, when she returned to her hometown.
The Rugby 7s international went to Sunshine Bay Public School and led assembly there on Monday.
“We don’t have access to the same athlete’s coaches or facilities as they do in Sydney,” she told reporter Joel Erickson, but “these kids can do anything”.
Ms Staples would love to visit more schools “to spread the encouragement and passion across the entire South Coast”.
Check out her story and more below.