World champ appointed umpire S&C coach

Benita Willis – a four time Olympian and World Cross Country gold medalist – has been appointed as the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Queensland NEAFL and QAFL umpires for 2016.

Willis, who has competed internationally in events from the 1500m right through to the marathon, retired from competition four years ago, but has been coaching for eight.

Andrew Wiles caught up with her to hear about her journey, and the transition from athlete to coach. Check it out below.


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