Sport for Women

Kristy Giteau

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Running
Location: Australia

Kristy Giteau on Twitter

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Coming third in World Cup 15’s this year and winning Hong Kong Sevens this year.

Greatest achievement off the field: Traveling to Canada to work and experience North America without seeing my family for a whole year! Also, graduating from university twice with a Bachelor of Education in primary and also a Graduate Certificate in Sports Management and Promotions.

Who is your sporting heroine? Venus Williams and Cathy Freeman

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? 10-15hrs a week

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? Not on a specific diet. Eat a balanced diet with a large dose of fruits, vegetables and white meats.

What do you love about your sport? The fact that it is a team sport and the friendships I have made. I also love the ability to blend all my other sporting experiences such as basketball, athletics and touch and mould it into a great little game called rugby! I find rugby has the speed, agility, physicality and competitiveness that I used in all my other sports I played growing up.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Having more opportunities for women to compete in domestic and international tournaments

What motivates you? My brother and seeing the level he has achieved and the places he has travelled with his sport

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? Yes, I work at the Australian Sports Commission as a regional coordinator for a program called the Active After-school Communities but I used to be a teacher as I am a qualified primary school teacher Three words that describe you: Outgoing, energetic and conmpetitive If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Don’t go into contact timidly and run like the wind!

Kristy Giteau in the News

Kristy Giteau Supports Sport for Women Day

"Sport for Women Dan is a fantastic initiative that not only showcases the women who are achieving some phenomenal achievements in their given discipline but it is an event that encourages women to join together to celebrate these successes.

Sport for Women Day also is a great day to rub shoulders with elite athletes as well as community members in a joint effort to promote the importance of being active and living a healthy lifestyle, all of which is crucial to alleviating health-related diseases associated with obesity and sedentary lifestyles."