Maltese Commonwealth Games cyclist David Treacy recently visited students at Hurstville, Australia Public School to thank them for their support. The children provided encouragement for Treacy to compete in the 160km road race event despite suffering from a broken collarbone.
"The kids are great. The letters they wrote me, and the support they gave me, provided me with the strength to compete. I would not have been able to do it without them. I just wanted to let them know how much it meant to me," Treacy commented.
He also took the opportunity to promote the benefits of cycling, exercise and healthy eating. The children were also amazed by the Commonwealth Games memorabilia and the state-of-the-art machinery used by his team FRF Couriers – New South Wales Institute of Sport.
"I also wanted to show the students that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible, not only in sport but also in other areas of life," Treacy said. "I hope I can make the children proud of me by making the 2008 Olympics, which is a reality with the support of my FRF Couriers-NSWIS team." Joining Treacy in this squad are many other talented NSW registered cyclists.