From Mike Martens
Hobie Billingsley did a 3 week tour of Australia. He spent
about 10 days with the South Australian Sports Institute Squad,
picture attached. Tania Paterson is my assistant coach, pictured
in the front. Courtney, my daughter is in the development
Hobie was able to enjoy the obligitory "prawns on the
barbie," good Aussie beer and a tour of some SA wineries.
High winds precluded a scheduled fishing trip, so that will
be a priority next time he visits.
In between working with the SASI team and coaches, Hobie conducted
coaching clinics for 3 days in Melbourne, 2 days in Adelaide
and 2 days in Brisbane. All up, Hobie worked with about 30
Australian coaches. The Aussie coaches were keen to listen
and learn from the master. His efforts were well received
and already the states of Queensland and South Australia are
collaborating to have him back next year.