Good luck Olivia!

"I travelled out just over a week ago and have been staying with the team at a holding camp in the Sunshine Coast. We have been training at The University of The Sunshine Coast and the facilities have been amazing. It's also so great to feel the warmth of the sun and even though it has rained a bit it hasn't stopped  us training and having a great time.

"We have managed to have some fun away from training and a day trip to the zoo which was amazing! So many different animals in Australia! I also had a great day meeting up with friends from my school, Bohunt in Liphook who are out here travelling. 

"The Welsh Athletics Team has bonded really well and we are all now really excited to get into the stadium and do what we have been training for. I travelled over to Australia with some of the team's medical team and the wrestling team which was great fun. The Commonwealth Games is the only competition in which disabled athletes compete at the same time as able athletes and it's fantastic to be part of the same teams. There are not that many disabled events in the Commonwealth Games and I am very fortunate that both of my events for my class are available.

"I leave for the village tomorrow and I can't wait to feel the buzz and excitement of that environment again. It's been great to quietly train at the holding camp but I really enjoy meeting athletes from other countries who do different sports. I am really excited to go to the opening ceremony on Wednesday night and to seeing so many athletes of different nationalities in one stadium. It's taking place where I will be competing at The Carrara Stadium so it will be good to feel the atmosphere of the place.  

"My Long Jump competition (T38) is at 15.18 (local time) on Sunday 8th April and my 100m (T38) is at 20.05 (local time) on Thursday 12th. It would be great if you could tune in and watch me in BBC1.

"In the meantime "pob lwc" (good luck) to everyone taking part!" OLIVIA BREEN

   

 

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