Teaching kids to stay safe in the sun

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This post is sponsored by Hamilton

I remember back to when I was a teenager and how much time I used to spend in the sun, especially at this time of year. I had so much fun with my family and friends down at the beach or in my Nan’s pool. I was a freckly, fair strawberry blonde child and remember mum always reminding me to put sunscreen on.  I am so glad she was persistent as Melanoma is the most common cancer in young people aged 15-29 years. Just over 18 months ago I got a melanoma removed from the back of my leg. Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis, and it’s the most preventable cancer. Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays. With this in mind, it is crucial to help our kids understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart. I appreciate that my kids take sun safety seriously, always applying sunscreen, wearing a hat, rashie shirt while at the beach and in the pool at home.

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.

I appreciate that my kids take sun safety seriously, applying sunscreen, wearing a hat when going out in the sun and wearing a rashie shirt while swimming in the pool or at the beach. As a mother, I am mindful of my kid’s health and safety and have educated them from a very young age the importance of protecting themselves while in the sun. The statistics are quite alarming, ignoring sun safety when young may lead to frightening consequences in their adult life. And as always my hubby and I strive to be good role models as kids are more likely to embrace sun safety if their parents do too! Some sun safety rules I have taught my kids:

1. WEAR A RASHIE OR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING WHILE IN THE SUN

While at the beach or around the pool a rashie is the most appropriate form of clothing to slip on for sun protection, covering up front, back and shoulders. Remember rashies don’t last forever, the sun, chlorine, washing and poor quality may result in the rashie looking as though it has stretched which will make it an ineffective sun barrier, so ensure that you replace them once you can see they need it.

When dressing for the day I encourage my kids to consider what they are doing throughout the day to what style of clothing they will wear.  ie. if standing on the sidelines at sport on the weekends, to not wear singlets.

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.

2. WEAR SUNSCREEN FOR ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

The sunscreen should be at least SPF50+ broad-spectrum and water-resistant. It should be applied liberally 20 minutes prior to sun exposure to allow it to be absorbed by the skin properly. Then it should be applied every two hours for maximum protection.  I get my kids to apply sunscreen (all over, including backs of legs and tops of feet) before travelling in the car to netball, the park, the beach to ensure that the sunscreen is working the moment they are in the sun.

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.

I was introduced to Hamilton Sunscreen quite a few years ago while visiting a friend. The kids needed some sunscreen so we used hers, a brand I didn’t recognise but soon had a love affair with as it rubbed into their skin so easily, didn’t leave behind a sticky feel to the skin nor a white glow.  The kids loved it and it has been our choice ever since.  Interestingly, Hamilton first launched in Australia in 1932 and remains proudly Australian made and owned, perfect for our Aussie climate and conditions.

Hamilton Active Family SPF50+ Sunscreen provides sunscreen at Australia’s highest level of protection* SPF 50+ with dry-touch technology that’s ideal for everyday use by every member of active Australian families. It’s sweat resistant, 4 hours water resistant and offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. And for young children – Hamilton Toddler SPF50+ Sunscreen, is free from fragrance, lanolin and colours whilst having all the essential protection you’d expect.

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.

For everyday use at the beach or when out and about, Hamilton Every Day Face SPF50+ Sunscreen offers very high protection for the face and the neck. With a sheer tint and a light matte finish, Everyday Face provides invisible, super comfortable protection for our most exposed skin. Free from fragrance and lanolin, but offering broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, it is suitable for all skin types.

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.

You can purchase both Hamilton Sunscreen instore or online from Amcal, Chemist Warehouse and National Pharmacies, as well as instore at HealthSave Pharmacy. View the Hamilton website here.

Note: Always use the label. Use only as directed

Hamilton won the Canstar Blue’s Most Satisfied Customer Award for sunscreen in 2016 and 2017. Hamilton was the only brand to receive five stars from consumers for effectiveness and overall customer satisfaction in 2017. No wonder that Hamilton is the Official Sunscreen Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.

3. WEAR A HAT

Always wear a broad-brimmed hat, they are the best style to protect your face and neck. One of the biggest lessons I have learnt is that kids and especially teens (as they are so picky with fashion items) that if they choose the hat, sunnies, rashie etc themselves then they are more likely to wear them!

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.

4. FIND SHADE

Where possible to sit or stand in the shade, be it under trees, umbrella, building, etc.  There are many portable options available these days, beach shade tents and quick pop up tents.

5. WEAR SUNGLASSES

UVA light can damage the eyes and the skin around them. Not only do they look cool, but those that meet Australian Standard will be giving your eyes the highest level of eye protection.

6. STAY HYDRATED

When spending time in the sun, it can be easy to become dehydrated causing your body to need more fluids. Always keep a full bottle of water handy. I take an insulated picnic sized bag filled with icebricks and water with me when we are out in the sun.

In Australia approximately 37,000, or one-third of cancer cases each year are preventable. With this in mind, it is crucial for young people to understand that the risk of skin cancer can be reduced by simply being sun smart.


I use labels throughout my entire house, you can find them in my bathroom, kitchen, garage, laundry and even in my fridge… wherever you look really. Labels give instant organised gratification.

WIN 1 OF 3 HAMILTON SUNSCREEN PACKS

This giveaway is now closed! Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to Julie, Kylie & Marta. Each winner will receive one Hamilton Sun Pack, valued at $56.80 which includes:

  • Hamilton Active Family SPF50+ 250mL bottle
  • Hamilton Toddler SPF50+ 50mL roll-on
  • Hamilton Every Day Face SPF50+ 75g cream
  • Hamilton Sensitive SPF50+ 265mL bottle

In partnership with Hamilton, used by Australia’s most satisfied sunscreen consumers, I’m excited to be giving away the whole range of Hamilton sunscreen to keep you and your family protected from the sun.

HOW TO ENTER:

Hamilton is the Official Sunscreen Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, so tell me in the comments below, which event you would most like to see at the games and who would you take as your plus one and why?


GIVEAWAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS – This giveaway run in accordance with my disclosure policy, please read the terms and conditions below:

1. Entries must be made on The Organised Housewife blog, comments on social media are invalid.  2. Entries close 11.59pm AEST Tuesday 30th January 2018. 3. One entry per household and open to Australian residents only.  4. This giveaway is a game of skill. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered.  5.Total prize pool is valued at $56.80. 3 winners will each receive a Hamilton Sunscreen Pack, each pack contains Hamilton Active Family SPF50+, Hamilton Toddler SPF50+, Hamilton Every Day Face SPF50+, Hamilton Sensitive SPF50+, valued at $56.80 6. Winners will be contacted by email, please ensure you leave your email address.  7. If I have not received a reply from the winner within 7 days the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the entry judged to be the next best.  8.  The Organised Housewife will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.

*AS/NZS 2604: 2012; very high, SPF 50+, Broad Spectrum

† Winner of Canstar Blue Australia’s most satisfied sunscreen customers 2016, 2017

You may also like

187 comments

Lisa January 17, 2018 - 5:30 AM

My husband really wants to see the mountain biking. He has ridden those trails before and is excited to see this sport as part of the Commonwealth Games.

Reply
Nicole Bailey January 24, 2018 - 6:39 AM

I would love to take my Aunty to the netball. I have loved playing since I was about 10 years old and haven’t played while I have had small children so I enjoy watching instead at the moment. My Aunty will often Call to make sure I’m watching and then after that game to talk about how it went. I would love the chance to see a love game with her!

Reply
Jennifer caldwell January 17, 2018 - 5:40 AM

I’d love to take hubby to see the swimming events. Weve always watched on tv as kids but the atmosphere would be something else to experience first hand.

Reply
Paul January 17, 2018 - 5:53 AM

My wife and I love the athletics! The 100m finals of the men and ladies would be the ultimate though – seeing the fastest people on the planet do their thing would make our day (week and year!)

Reply
Cathy Dingwall January 24, 2018 - 10:15 AM

I would take my husband to the gymnastics or the swimming as we love both of these events

Reply
Sarah T January 17, 2018 - 5:58 AM

I would love to see the gymnastics with my sister as she used to compete at State level and she deserves some spoiling and time away from her 2 girls who are both under 2.5years.

Reply
Mel N January 17, 2018 - 6:13 AM

I would love to see the gymnastics. I find the core strength, skill, and agility of the competitors just amazing and the dedication taken to reach such a level is inspiring. I would love to take my mother as she has never had the opportunity (and may never again) to attend such a high level competition.

Reply
Tess January 17, 2018 - 6:16 AM

My neighbour teaches self-defence classes, I’d love to take him to boxing as he’s empowered me to feel less fear and more self-dependant

Reply
vicky avotins January 17, 2018 - 6:27 AM

My gym buddy who joins me three days a week on the rower to see the rowing of course to feel inspired

Reply
les brown January 17, 2018 - 6:39 AM

Hi Kat, I have a tenuous grasp on history re the Games. As an eighteen year old plumbing apprentice I dug holes around the MCG in Melbourne and took soil samples prior to the new grandstand being built. One of the boys in my class was Charles “Chilla” Porter, who jumped off for gold in the High Jump. It was a thrilling finish as he and the American Charles Dumas continued jumping off for the Gold Medal far into the night – something that hadn’t been planned for by organisers.
Alas, being a lowly apprentice, I couldn’t afford to attend.
If I was chosen to win one of your prizes I would love to spend a day at the Athletics, on a day full of finals. John Landy, winner of the Bronze medal in the 1500 metre race was admired by us all and in later years I met Faith Leech, who won a Bronze medal behind Dawn Fraser and Lorraine Crapp in the 100 metre Freestyle race in swimming. She let me hold her medal.

Reply
Kylie January 17, 2018 - 7:00 AM

I would love to go and see the Steeplechase, a little known event that my sister has been competing in at Commonwealth and Olympic Games level for over a decade now! She first ran at the Commonwealth Games in Sydney and came fourth. It would be fabulous to take my daughter and inspire her watching her Aunty on such a massive stage, to teach her that the sky is the limit and she can be whatever she wants to be in life with the right determination and focus.

Reply
Naomi Gamble January 17, 2018 - 7:24 AM

Rugby Sevens. My teenager and I spent many hours cheering the Aussie Olympic Teams on from our lounge room in 2016. Would be amazing to see them for real. Hoping the ladies take home Commonweath gold.

Reply
Lindsay Naouri January 17, 2018 - 7:33 AM

Hi I love swimming at the games. I am really looking forward to seeing these events the most. Definitely would take my husband.

Reply
Amy W January 17, 2018 - 7:35 AM

I would like to see the swimming and i would take my daughter. she is still learning to swim and i want her to see that she doesnt need to be afraid of the water, it can be fun.

Reply
Inca January 17, 2018 - 7:40 AM

I’d love to watch the swimming. The acoustics in the swimming centre always creates an amazing buzz. I’d take my daughter, swimming is our thing ?

Reply
Melissa January 17, 2018 - 7:41 AM

My 13 year old daughter and I would love to watch the Australian Diamonds beat the New Zealand Ferns in the netball.

Reply
Melinda January 17, 2018 - 8:06 AM

It would be great to watch the beach volleyball- as it’s the first year it’s been added to the list of sports played at the commonwealth games.

Reply
Vanessa grace January 17, 2018 - 8:09 AM

I would ?? To take my daughter to the gymnastics so she could see what happens after years of training & hardwork

Reply
Vanessa grace January 17, 2018 - 8:09 AM

I would Love To take my daughter to the gymnastics so she could see what happens after years of training & hardwork

Reply
Danielle Divjakoski January 17, 2018 - 8:18 AM

For our family it would be the basketball. Hubby loves basketball and our kids have just started to participate in it as an after school sport. Nothing’s more inspiring than watching your country compete in a sport you enjoy.

Reply
Veronica Cocks January 17, 2018 - 8:39 AM

Hi Kat! I would love to see the diving with my daughter as she loves swimming and just showed me yesterday her cartwheel pin drop dive into the pool…eek! I think watching it will inspire her to keep active and show her what amazing things people can do when they put their minds to it.

Reply
Robyn Robson January 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM

I’d love to watch the Athletics, particularly Sally Pearson in the 100m hurdles – she is such an inspiration, the way she has overcome obstacles and continues to strive to be her best, even being her own coach! It would be wonderful to see her succeed in her event in her own country. I would take my 12 year old daughter, as I’d love for her to learn from Sally’s dedication, persistence and commitment.

Reply
Charlene Sisson January 17, 2018 - 9:19 AM

We are lucky enough to have tickets for the Gymnastics – I am planning to take my two children who both do Gymnastics at PCYC to give them a better idea of what they can strive for – my son has come leaps and bounds since starting 18 months ago and his low muscle tone has greatly improved and he’s now trying to teach himself how to do an independent handstand – super cute.

Reply
Melissa Antolovic January 17, 2018 - 10:25 AM

I’d take my sport crazy son and we would probably see the triathlon to get a mix of sport, and being outdoors we’d be using our sunscreen!

Reply
sarah Doherty January 17, 2018 - 11:18 AM

I’d take my husband to the lawn bowls. It is no longer an “old persons” game anymore, there are so many exciting young stars coming through, and geez we would need the Hamilton prize pack to get through the sunny days watching without sizzling like sausages in the sun!!

Reply
Suzanne James January 17, 2018 - 11:38 AM

The Rugby Sevens with my ex, we both love the rugby and even though not “together” still get together to watch significant matches on the tv – all our friends are AFL fanatics, so we enjoy the rugby as friends.

Reply
Ria January 17, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The gymnastics, I would take my Mum for the years she had to spend watching my train in gymnastics growing up. Growing up in Alice Springs in the NT, sunscreen was always top priority!

Reply
Mary Preston January 17, 2018 - 1:14 PM

I’d take my daughter to see all of the swimming. It’s always such a thrill to watch. The atmosphere poolside would be a once in a lifetime experience. We scream at the TV, just imagine us live.

Reply
Karla Jennings January 17, 2018 - 3:10 PM

I’d love to see the gymnastics! I would take either my mum or my daughter. Both love to watch it on tv, with lots of “ooh” and “ahh”ing!

Reply
Keren January 17, 2018 - 3:14 PM

I would love to see the swimming events with my sport enthusiast friend.

Reply
Tina January 17, 2018 - 6:01 PM

Definitely mountain biking, my husband is a cycling tragic and it would be worth it to see the smile and joy on his face.

Reply
TARA January 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

I’d like to see the diving. I love seeing how little they splash when they hit the water after all the spins they do beforehand. I especially love it when they dive in pairs. I would take one of my sons with me in the lost hope that they might learn how to jump in our pool without splashing all the water out 😉

Reply
Chilli Trish January 17, 2018 - 7:35 PM

My hubby is a lawn bowler and i think he would be so excited to go see the bowls at the games – i pool walk and he plays bowls so we both go through a lot of sunscreen in our house : ) love this comp thanks …

Reply
Anna Petts January 17, 2018 - 7:41 PM

I would absolutely love to see the gymnastics! My daughter is 4 and has caught the gymnastic bug..I always wanted to be a rhythmic gymnast! So I’d take my beautiful 4 year old, who is a very enthusiastic sunscreen wearer!

Reply
Sarah Jones January 17, 2018 - 7:42 PM

I’ve always loved the swimming and would love to take my hubby along to watch as he is an avid competitive athlete (marathons & cycling). I remember watching Susie O’Neill winning the butterfly at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and just loving watching competitive swimming ever since – it always has you on the edge of your seat!

Reply
Heather January 18, 2018 - 5:50 AM

I would really love to go to the swimming and the person I would take is my mum. It would be a dream come true for mum if she attended the swimming, she is so dedicated and watches it all.

Reply
Nicole Amos January 18, 2018 - 7:22 AM

I would love to take my 6 year old daughter to see the gymnastics! Strong, healthy, driven women – what amazing role models for her to see at such an impressionable age!

Reply
Linda January 18, 2018 - 8:58 AM

I would love to take my daughter to the swimming! She is almost 5 and learning freestyle, so I would love her to see the different styles of swimming, what she could learn and how amazing people can be! It would blow her mind:)

On a side, I love the Hamilton body wash and didn’t know they made sun cream, so I’ll be looking for some when our current sun cream runs out.

Reply
Kelly Seng January 18, 2018 - 9:17 AM

I would love to take my 9 year old netball team to see the Netball. I knoe it is not one person….but ygey epuld sll love it!!

Reply
joni January 19, 2018 - 11:33 AM

As an ex rower, I’d most like to see rowing races at the games and my hubby would be my plus one as he is so humble and self effacing.

Reply
ROBYN TISLER January 19, 2018 - 11:43 AM

Smothered in Hamilton Sunscreen i would love to witness the atmosphere of Beach Volleyball with my husband.
Another tick off my Bucket List.Yippee.Thankyou.

Reply
Tracey January 19, 2018 - 12:56 PM

I would love to see the diving as it has been a while since I did this. Would take my youngest as he needs a break from health issues.

Reply
Rebecca Pryde January 19, 2018 - 1:22 PM

I would love to take my husband to watch the cycling, he cycles for his health, and think he would love to see the professionals at work. 🙂 I love how proactive you are with sun care. It is so important to teach our kids to be sunsafe. 🙂

Reply
Lisa January 19, 2018 - 1:42 PM

My 6yo daughter is gymnastics obsessed and I would love for her to see what amazing and incredible athletes they are in real life! And to show her that you have to work hard to achieve your dreams!

Reply
Allana January 19, 2018 - 2:45 PM

I would love to see the swimming as I love the water and swimming myself. I would take my husband and he would just have to watch the swimming with me regardless 😀

Reply
Mumiz Supa January 19, 2018 - 4:05 PM

I would love to see the Springboard diving from both men and women. To see their diligence get to that place of representing their country is so impressive. The atmosphere poolside would be a once in a lifetime experience. I would love to take my daughter with me she screams with excitment when we watch it on TV. Imagining her screaming at a live event would be a show on its own. Being fair I have always been proactive on protection, especially with fair skinned children. Rashies, hat and suncreen is the place to be seen.

REPLY

Reply
Krista January 19, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Definitely the 100m finals or the triple jump with my 12 year old son – these are his favourite events at little athletics. Too see them live would be an inspiring moment – too see that hard work and persistence can get you where you want to be. As athletics is an outdoor summer sport – sun safety all the way for us!

Reply
Michelle January 19, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Our family would love to take in the action of BMX at the Commonwealth Games and ofcourse I would take along my favourite plus one, my 5 year old son that just loves BMX and has aspirations himself of racing one day.

Reply
Sally January 19, 2018 - 9:09 PM

Swimming is a fave for us. Coming from somewhere not so warm, I love that my toddler is so confident in the water and loves to swim. We have spent this week and geez its hot. We slopped on the sensitive sunscreen this morning and we headed straight to the pool. We take our sensitive hamilton sunscreen everywhere. I was even sending it to childcare and now the centre has switched to it!

Reply
Marta Zeng January 19, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Hi Kat,

Love your post here to raise awareness & the importance of being sun smart & slip slop slap seek slide.

I would love to watch the swimming events as it has been my interest since a while back & I will go with hubby to watch it.

Thank you for having the giveaway. ??

Reply
Lisa O'Donnell January 20, 2018 - 1:56 AM

I would love to take my cycling partner to the cycling at Chandler we would love to see it live, pick up some tips and enjoy watching the talented athletes and have a good laugh like we always do together

Reply
Renee Black January 20, 2018 - 9:53 AM

I would take my 11 year old swimming crazy daughter to see any and every swimming event I could!

Reply
Deborah January 21, 2018 - 10:44 PM

I would love to see any event! I think it would the atmosphere would be amazing at all events! My 10 year old would love the gymnastics as she just competed in Sydney with Physie.

Reply
Rebecca Marlor January 22, 2018 - 7:17 AM

I would love to take my son to see the netball. He loves all sports but I haven’t been able to introduce him to the sport I love. It would be amazing to experience the atmosphere with him

Reply
Judith M January 23, 2018 - 1:35 PM

I would love to watch the track and field events – preferably finals featuring Sally Pearson – with my daughter (11). I’ve only been to the Commonwealth Games once before – in Melbourne in 2006. I was pregnant with our daughter then, watching track and field finals. Watching in 2018 would give our daughter the chance to see all the action for herself!

Reply
Kelly Matapo January 23, 2018 - 8:33 PM

I’d love to see the Netball or the swimming, women’s swimming is always my favourite (as I grew up playing netball and swimming) and I love to see women in sport. Especially the speed of the 100 MTR freestyle!
I’d take my sister who lives in Qld (I’m in Vic) with me because I miss her! And she’d love a child free day out too.

Reply
Larisa seewald January 23, 2018 - 8:48 PM

I would love to take my husband to anyof the events. We immigrated a uear ago from south africa and we have never had the opportunity to go to any of the commen wealth games.

Reply
Colette Edwards January 23, 2018 - 8:50 PM

I’d love to take my mum to the Athletics. She won a silver medal in the 400m in 1970. It would be lovely to share this experience with her in her home town.

Reply
Jennifer January 23, 2018 - 8:50 PM

I’d love to see either the swimming or the running. Always love watching it on tv. It would be something to cross off the bucket list. Please and thank you.

Reply
Amanda January 23, 2018 - 9:00 PM

I would take my hubby to watch the beach volley ball. We are both big fans of volleyball and love watching the Commonwealth Games.

Reply
Alex G January 23, 2018 - 9:02 PM

I would love to take my teen daughter to beach volleyball. A combination of a sport we love and all that is great about where we live (though sunscreen is definitely required). Some time for the big girls whilst Miss 4 stays home with Dad. She’s a great big sis but needs some Mum time.

Reply
Sarah Taylor January 23, 2018 - 9:02 PM

I’d love to take my partner Ben to see the swimming events. We always watch them together at home but it would be awesome to be there and experience it first hand.

Reply
Gina January 23, 2018 - 9:03 PM

We would be delighted and excited to see any event at the Commonwealth Games. I would give the tickets to my two daughters to share in an experience of a lifetime!

Reply
Petra January 23, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Athletics and cycling – I would take the whole family (hubby, my daughter and son). Cycling for my husband and athletics are loved by kids ?

Reply
Kate January 23, 2018 - 9:04 PM

I would love to go and see the swimming or the opening or closing ceremony. I just think that it is a great thing for the Gold Coast and we really need to embrace what is happening in our lifetime. I would take my mum because she has bought me up my whole life and she does anything and everything for me. So she deserves it.

Reply
Seran paton January 23, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Softball. The dedication, the strength and speed of the game. I love it!! I miss playing so much! I would love to take my mum. She’s just defeated 2 lots of cancers and she used to be part of the coaching team in one of my teams

Reply
Margaret January 23, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Swimming. My husband and I have both taken up swimming in the last 12 months. Unfortunately we can’t go at the same time as one of us needs to stay home with the kids whilst the other does laps. So to share as experience like that with my would be amazing.

Reply
Jennifer January 23, 2018 - 9:07 PM

I would love to take my son to see the athletics. There always seems to be so much going on in the arena ( well on TV anyway!!) So would be great to see it in real life!! Hubby would have to stow away in our luggage of course ?

Reply
Mel January 23, 2018 - 9:08 PM

My husband and I would love to watch the swimming at the Commonwealth Games and cheer on our mate Kyle Chalmers (olympic gold medallist). ?

Reply
Alysha McGill January 23, 2018 - 9:09 PM

I would love to see the swimming as i have always loved it. I would take the hubby and leave the kids with grandma as we never get time to ourselves..lol..

Reply
Alysha McGill January 23, 2018 - 9:10 PM

I woukd also love to see the athletes as my son has taken a liking to this sport ??

Reply
Kylie January 23, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Rugby 7’s

Reply
Deborah G January 23, 2018 - 9:12 PM

I would totally love to attend any event possible at the GC Comm Games. If I really had to chose an event it would have to be the spectacular of attending the opening and the closing ceremonies of the games. The amount of work that goes into these 2 events is astronomical and each and every person involved has the determination and dedication like each and everyone who partakes as an athlete with their drive to succeed. Thank you Hamilton for having a great product which is going to look after everyone of the athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators including everyone else under the 2018 GC Games banner plus all Volunteers.
Way to everyone GC COMM GAMES.

Reply
Eliza January 23, 2018 - 9:13 PM

I would take my husband to see the lawn bowls at Broadbeach. We met at our local lawn bowls club – we both played the game, and met when I came to join a new club. He has played bowls since he was 12 – 26 years ago – and some of our friends are actually playing in the Games competition! Steve has always advocated for wearing sunscreen and being unsafe whilst playing bowls – thinning this competition would be a perfect combination!!

Reply
Kylie January 23, 2018 - 9:18 PM

I would take my son to the BMX events – he loves anything with wheels and this would be an awesome event to watch.

Reply
Emma Clifton January 23, 2018 - 9:19 PM

I’d take my husband to see the swimming – he’s a great fan and we’re both excellent at cheering our Aussies on, even when it’s from our loungeroom chairs! Go Aussie!!

Reply
Nadeen January 23, 2018 - 9:22 PM

My hubby and I would love to watch a netball final, we tried for tickets but no luck!
I knows its an indoor sport but we do our fair share of outdoor sport support, we definitely go through the sunscreen at our place!

Reply
Mez January 23, 2018 - 9:34 PM

Gymnastics! My absolute fave, such a beautiful pursuit! Would take my BFF along!

Reply
Annelie January 23, 2018 - 9:35 PM

I would take my gorgeous ten year old son to see the gymnastics because he has been training since he was five and competing the last few years. He never complains about the hours he has to train (four hour sessions 2-3 times a week) and is always enthusiastic about competing. I’m sure he would love the experience of watching gymnasts of this level.

Reply
Cathryn McCudden January 23, 2018 - 9:38 PM

I would take my 72yr old Mum! She is a sport nut. We would be happy watching anything. Just being there, soaking up the excitement and atmosphere would be enough for us!

Reply
Anna January 23, 2018 - 9:49 PM

I would love to take my 12 year old daughter to see the diving. She has just started high school and I think the divers are a great way to show her that anything’s possible!

Reply
Renee Karanikis January 23, 2018 - 9:58 PM

I would love to take my partner to see the clay shooting, as it’s a sport he loves and I love watching, but haven’t seen in a competitive way in person. A local girl in her teenagers years will be competing so it would be awesome to travel to QLD from VIC to watch her.

Reply
Meagan January 23, 2018 - 9:58 PM

I would love to see the netball and take my older daughter with me. I would like her to see potential in herself if she applies herself and doesn’t worry about what other say and do. It would be very memorable for us both. She has so much to give and do. xx

Reply
Kasey January 23, 2018 - 10:08 PM

I would love to see the Beach Volleyball. I would take my eldest son with me. He has Aspergers and sport is his “thing”. He has been looking forward to these games since he was little.

Reply
Pip Young January 23, 2018 - 10:17 PM

I’d take my best mate. We’d go and see everything and anything – just because we could. And we’d make sure we enjoyed some fun in the Gold Coast sun, after a hardcore year for both of us. Sorry kids, this is mum time!

Reply
cyndee magee January 23, 2018 - 10:41 PM

so many great sports. I would choose athletics with my daughter. A great sport to show what women athletes are capable of.

Reply
Liz January 23, 2018 - 10:53 PM

I would love to see the gymnastics, the amount of training these athletes do & the sacrifices they make to achieve such, strength, skill and grace, make it such a beautiful sport to watch. I would have to take 1+1 though, being my two gorgeous daughters to reward them for the strength & grace they show me everyday.

Reply
Pauline Van Bael January 23, 2018 - 11:06 PM

As our family has a long association with athletics, i would like to win two tickets to see any athletic event. I would give the tickets to my husband and daughter. I will be volunteering at the Commonwealth Games and won’t need the tickets for myself. Thank you to Hamilton for being the Official Sunscreen Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, I will certainly be using it!

Reply
Rebekah Tate January 23, 2018 - 11:13 PM

I have a dilemma. My 4 boys do little athletics & I’d love to take my 8yo to see the discus. It’s his favourite event. All my boys would enjoy it. I’d also love to take my other half to the lawn bowls. He plays every weekend & is a zone player. It’d be great for him to see the top players play in person. Thankyou for reading.

Reply
Megan January 23, 2018 - 11:25 PM

We are just about out of our sunscreen products after a fun summer. I would love to take Hubby who is a soccer fan to some games and definitely my our two daughter 5 & 2 YO, to experience Aussie team spirit. Thank You for the opportunity to win. Keep Sparkling!

Reply
Louisa Walker January 23, 2018 - 11:37 PM

I would love to watch any of the commonwealth games! But in particular I’d love to take my 10yo son to see the Mountain Biking ? to inspire him to persevere and overcome his anxiety with his riding.

Reply
Belinda Sobey January 24, 2018 - 12:10 AM

I would most like to see the Road Cycling! I would take my 2 year old daughter because she absolutely loves riding her bike and I want to show her that the joy that it brings to her is also shared by these dedicated athletes.

Reply
Marjeanne January 24, 2018 - 12:20 AM

I would love to take my husband to the 100m sprint finals. It’s always amazing to see how fast these men and women can run. Really I would enjoy any event that the aussies are in!

Reply
Shelley January 24, 2018 - 12:28 AM

I would take my daughter to the hockey men or women, doesn’t really matter. I myself would love to go to the athletics or swimming

Reply
Veronica Dunkley January 24, 2018 - 1:18 AM

After emphasising the importance of sun safety and modelling good sun smart habits or what we called it at school: ” slip, slop, slap, wrap” I would love to take my 9 year old daughter to see the athletics events. The events from our great history which originated in ancient Greece as a competition to test the limits of human performance and still continuing on in our day and age.

Reply
Cara Cracknell January 24, 2018 - 4:10 AM

Hello Kat
I would love to take my daughter to the Comm Games to the Rugby 7s do she can see girls can do anything!
Thanks Cara

Reply
Rebecca Schang January 24, 2018 - 4:57 AM

I’d love to go and see the rhythmic gymnastics ????? with my partner.
I admire how elegant and strong they are. I’m super pleased to see Hamilton upping there profile, it was the sunscreen of choice in my old workplace and I allways loved the way it smelt.

Reply
Mel Gordon January 24, 2018 - 5:06 AM

I would love to watch the netball with Australia vs Nrw Zealand. I would take my 7 year old daughter who also loves the game. We watch any tests religiously on TV but I would love for her to experience the atmosphere at a once in a lifetime opportunity of the games.

Reply
Bec January 24, 2018 - 5:31 AM

I’d love to see Beach Volleyball with my daughter because it’s a sport she wants to start playing.

Reply
Penny Schelbach January 24, 2018 - 5:36 AM

Definitely the swimming – can’t get more Aussie then that! And we do so well in all swimming events. I would take my son, he’s just starting out doing swim squad, so would be a great inspiration for him.

Reply
Tania Chambers January 24, 2018 - 5:50 AM

I would absolutely love to see the swimming, it just fascinates me how quick they are. I would take my daughter (7) with me as she loved watching the swimming with me during the Olympics, it would be a mummy/daughter date :).

Reply
Suellen Dean January 24, 2018 - 6:12 AM

I would love to see the gymnastics and would take my daughter with me. Its amazing their flexibility, balance and strength. They make is look so easy and graceful.

Reply
Lisa Butchard January 24, 2018 - 6:15 AM

I’d love to take my daughter to see the Gymnastics. She is 7 years old. She loves dance, movement, music and seeing the twists and turns. She would be in awe and I think it would be a magical experience for her see.

Reply
Sonja January 24, 2018 - 6:22 AM

I would love to take my 6 year old son to see the gymnastics. He isn’t much into team sports but absolutely loves gymnastics. It would be interesting to see if he wants to continue with it as he gets older.

Reply
Sarah January 24, 2018 - 6:24 AM

Track cycling for me, I really wish I took it up when I was younger. My son has been giving it a crack so it would be great to take him along.

Reply
Nelly January 24, 2018 - 6:25 AM

I would love to take for 3.5yr old son who loves watching and going swimming. He took an interest to swimming on the tv when the olympics were on and it would be amazing to take him to watch it live.

Reply
Shaylene Harth January 24, 2018 - 6:27 AM

I would take our 10 year old son to the mens gymnastics as inspiration (we would love him to get back in to gymnastics – he’s incredible but lacks confidence terribly) and respect of what these guys have trained so hard for and achieved.

Reply
Emma Lawrence January 24, 2018 - 6:34 AM

Living in Sunny Queensland it’s a no-brainer for me, definitely the swimming! I have vivid memories of watching it on the tele growing up. For me, it’s iconically Australian. I really couldn’t even begin to imagine how electric it would be to share that with my hubby. I can just imagine our kids trying to spot us in the crowd on the tele. It would be something our whole family would never forget.

Reply
Leanne Knox January 24, 2018 - 6:35 AM

I would pick the swimming or gymnastics to watch as they are both indoors and save the Hamilton sunscreen for our beach trips. Taking my daughter with me as these are her interests and would allow the opportunity to show what talent, hard work and dedication can bring.

Reply
Debbie Holloway-Hill January 24, 2018 - 6:38 AM

I would choose the gymnastics most definitely. My plus one would be my friends daughter who has finished year 12 last year with 3 scholarships and the DUX award, and at the same time studied her gymnastics judging certificates. She has worked so hard and I feel has earned a reward.

Reply
Ashlee Gadsby January 24, 2018 - 6:38 AM

If we had the chance to go to the Comm Games, I’d be taking my husband along with me to watch the swimming. We live in SW QLD which is, like much of Aus right now, in the middle of a drought. Our pool is a huge, nearly empty dam so seeing those Olympic size swimming pools and getting caught up in that excitement would be a great change for both of us!

As for the sunscreen, with living on flat open country with 40+degree days the norm, we can never get enough of the stuff!

Thanks!

Reply
Betina Prott January 24, 2018 - 6:39 AM

I would take my mum as a thank you for everything she has done for me. We would watch the swimming events, living in Qld I have always loved swimming. It is also the main event I watch on television so it live would be fantastic!

Reply
Belinda January 24, 2018 - 6:54 AM

The beach volleyball – showing the world our fantastic beaches, the living embodiment of Australians of sun, surf and sand. This event is not normally at the Commonwealth Games, but the Australians requested it and (to my knowledge) not getting any extra funding to run the event from the Commonwealth Games, so it’s an extra special event. Hamilton sunscreen would be a big feature here being out in the sun and be reapplied after each dip in surf.! Would take my husband, to share in this once in a life time event.

Reply
Leslee Ryan January 24, 2018 - 6:54 AM

Basketball! I would let my husband take our daughter as they are mad for it!

Reply
Susan Mathews January 24, 2018 - 7:02 AM

The diving and the gymnastics would be great to see with my partner as we enjoy attending events together and can talk about them with others afterwards.

Reply
Christina D’Amato January 24, 2018 - 7:04 AM

Hi Kat. Great competition!
I would take my daughter to the netball. We both love to watch and play – she is playing competitive netball in our local comp this year and I think watching it at that level with the atmosphere of the crowds would be amazing for her! We‘d also love the sunscreen pack as she is fussy and hasn’t found a brand that isn’t yucky and slimy on her skin. I think we’ll search for the Hamilton brand – even if we don’t win! Thanks for the recommendation.

Reply
Rachel Peterson January 24, 2018 - 7:08 AM

I’d take my husband to see the 100m finals. The speed and excitement is beyond compare.

Reply
Emma H January 24, 2018 - 7:25 AM

I couldn’t choose a sport, I love watching most Athletics or Swimming would be high on the list for us both. But truthfully I would love to see the netball, I just love the pace of the games.

Reply
Amanda January 24, 2018 - 7:27 AM

I would love to see the gymnastics as the athletes are so amazing to watch! Their power and strength is inspiring. I would take my daughter with me as she would really enjoy it.

Reply
Tammy Tedstone January 24, 2018 - 7:29 AM

I would really love to take my best friend to see the basketball or swimming. My friend and I have the same birth date and have been great friends since Primary school. I was always the outgoing rebellious one who was into mischief as a teenager but not Bec she was a sound person who was responsible and always steering me in the right direction. As we grew older we grew apart for a couple of years she was unlucky in marriage x2 and I was very lucky in love and have a great husband. Bec has struggled with work I have a great profession. I would like to win to pay it forward to Bec for always being here and to spoil her because she deserves it.

Reply
Amanda January 24, 2018 - 7:29 AM

I would love to see the gymnastics as the athletes are so amazing to watch! Their power and strength is inspiring. I would take my daughter with me as she would really enjoy it too!

Reply
Emily January 24, 2018 - 7:45 AM

I would love to take my husband to watch some canoeing – they make it look like so much fun!

Reply
Betina Weir January 24, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Would love to take my son to the swimming as he had just started being involved for under 10yrs trials and carnivals. He has a new love for something he thought was just for safety. …plus we are all redheads and NEED sunscreen in our lives lol.

Reply
Jacqueline Drake January 24, 2018 - 7:56 AM

My 11 year old son would love to see the basketball!! He’s in his third season in his local team and loves it. For him to see the game at elite level would be inspirational for him. It would also be a fantastic opportunity for some mother and son time at a once in a life time event!!

Reply
Thetis January 24, 2018 - 7:59 AM

Hello!

I’d love to see the Gymnastics and I would love to take my 8 year old daughter who does Gymnastics and is passionate about it.
I would want her to see just where it can take you and how hard you actually have to work for something, so she can learn that its not just a hobby for some and with persistence it can take you to the commonwealth or Olympic hame

Reply
Paula Thompson January 24, 2018 - 8:00 AM

I would like to see surfing in there for something different and I would take my dad, who loves to surf.

Reply
Angela Ivanovici January 24, 2018 - 8:07 AM

Gymnastics please with my older daughter. We love to see the combination of strength, grace, flexibility and agility to give such strong and graceful displays.

Reply
Fran Burston January 24, 2018 - 8:26 AM

I would love to see many sports….swimming, gymnastics, athletics, hockey, diving, but my favourite of all would have to be the Netball… Go the Diamonds …and I definitely would take my husband…

Reply
Rachel January 24, 2018 - 8:41 AM

It would be wonderful to take my mother in-law to the netball. She loves netball, had three 3 sons all of which played rugby league & is constantly giving her spare time to others including helping my husband & I with our 4 children.

Reply
Monique January 24, 2018 - 8:51 AM

I would love to take our daughter to see the gymnastics I’m always in awe of what they can do! But I would also love for my husband and our oldest son to see the road cycling as they both compete in competitive cycling events at state level. So I might have to toss a coin to see if it’s the gymnastics or cycling!

Reply
Felicity January 24, 2018 - 9:13 AM

I’d take my 6 yr old boy to see the swimming, he loves attending swimming club and has just moved up to 50m freestyle. I think he’d learn lots about competitive swimming by going to this event!

Reply
Christine Castellani January 24, 2018 - 9:19 AM

I would love to see the swimming as it is a real iconic Australian Sport and I would love to share this experience with my 88 year old Mum, she loves to watch the swimming.

Reply
Carly Welburn January 24, 2018 - 9:20 AM

Hello!
I would take my husband with me. He’s a lover of all sports and is a keen runner. He would love all the running events.
Thank you ?

Reply
Glory January 24, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Track and field, definitely!! Our kids are very active in athletics, would ben great for them to see some of the best in the world compete! But it would be a challenge for me to pick who I bring with me!! Would lug the whole family if I can! ?

Reply
Carmel Corry January 24, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Rhythmic Gymnastics – I’d love to take my 14 year old daughter as she is in love with dance-style athletics. A pity we had no studios near us when she was little or I would have enrolled her in class. Her face always lights up when she watches performances

Reply
Anna Rogers January 24, 2018 - 9:48 AM

Tough question… I’d take my husband & oldest son to the rugby, I’d take my daughter to the swimming & gymnastics, and I’d take my youngest son to anything because he would just want to have a “Mummy date“ with me!

Reply
Hayley Oxlade January 24, 2018 - 10:11 AM

I’d love to fly my dad and brother over from the UK, to watch the cycling they are avid fans and dad used to race in his younger years.

Reply
Jill Davies January 24, 2018 - 10:21 AM

Hi! I would choose athletics and instead of going myself, I would send my two daughters who have loved athletics since they were small and joined Little Athletics. Thanks for the competition.

Reply
Sharni January 24, 2018 - 10:36 AM

I’ve got this fascination with synchronised swimming. I just don’t understand how they have the takent to look so graceful in a pool. I would take my sister in law as she lives a fair distance from us and I don’t get to see her often

Reply
Bronwen Kohne January 24, 2018 - 10:51 AM

As a keen hockey player myself I would love to see the hockeyroos in action. I would definitely take my son (also a hockey player) who is almost more passionate about hockey than me. When playing hockey outside in the sun, it is always difficult to find a sunscreen that does it’s job as well as not sting your eyes!

Reply
Shelley January 24, 2018 - 10:52 AM

Hi Kat
I would love to attend the Track Cycling at the Commonwealth Games. I am a Cyclist from way back and won numerous QLD titles. Unfortunately, due to illness I did not continue with my career. I would love to take my Husband and or daughters as we go to the local carnival annually and they enjoy attending with me.

Reply
Rebecca Henderson January 24, 2018 - 10:53 AM

I would take my 5 year old to watch the gymnastics as I was a national champion in my younger days.

Reply
Annie Leddington-Hill January 24, 2018 - 11:10 AM

I would take my husband to the football (soccer). He has played and trained football for too many years to remember. We are coming up to our Golden Wedding Anniversary and I cannot think of a better surprise for him.

Reply
Kim January 24, 2018 - 11:50 AM

As a mum of boys I’ve come to enjoy watching things fly through the air AND land safely! So I’d love to watch the field events- especially pole vault and high jump, and I’d take my youngest boy (10 year old Jack) who is quite often the one flying through the air and not always landing as safely!

Reply
Amy January 24, 2018 - 1:31 PM

I would like to send my husband and daughter Liv to see either the women’s or men’s Basketball team. At 7 years old this is the perfect age to spend some daddy daughter time watching a sport she has played for a year. It will also show her that height doesn’t make a player stronger, attitude does.

Reply
Claire Dallas January 24, 2018 - 1:43 PM

I would take my 10 year old daughter to the gymnastics. She absolutely loves gymnastics but unfortunately it is not a popular sport for television – seeing it live would enable her to see the best gymnasts in action and inspire her to keep on trying her best!

Reply
Amie January 24, 2018 - 1:58 PM

I would love to take my 7 year old daughter to the rythym gymnastics. She has loved gymnastics since a very young age and is in need of some special Mummy time as we just yesterday lost our beloved dog to cancer. Sunscreen is an absolute must in our house. As a Mum of 3 young girls I’m always interested in finding and falling In love with new brands and products, so thank you for this opportunity kat.

Reply
Thea January 24, 2018 - 2:07 PM

i would love to see the basketball at the games, and take my Mum, she loves the basketball, and i’d get a chance to bond with her whilst there.

Reply
Chris January 24, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Gymnastics for me, spent many years doing it as a young teenager. I would most likely take my husband.

Reply
Alison Ford January 24, 2018 - 2:51 PM

If only they had soccer. My son is soccer mad and with Australia and their team we could have a red hot go at bringing the Gold home.

Reply
Wendy January 24, 2018 - 4:28 PM

I would love to see the beach volleyball and I would take my husband! Or maybe the rugby sevens and in that case I would take my 11 year old son who loves footy.

Reply
Roslyn Traill January 24, 2018 - 4:29 PM

I would love to go to the swimming with one of my family.

Reply
ANNa January 24, 2018 - 5:13 PM

I would love to go and see the gymnastics! I love watching it on the tv and would love to get the opportunity to head to the Gold Coast to check it out! I would take my long suffering husband who puts up with my nagging and whinging and currently a teething baby as well!

Reply
Michelle January 24, 2018 - 6:21 PM

I would love to see the gymnastics and would take my Mum. Sunscreen is a must I had a melanoma removed 4 years ago from my shin. Very lucky it was caught early.

Reply
Jade January 24, 2018 - 6:24 PM

100m finals for sure!!! The atmosphere would be electric!!!

Reply
Vicki January 24, 2018 - 6:42 PM

I would love to have Grace from “Team Bella” be able to attend and watch the triathlons. Grace races triathlons while taking her sister Bella, who has disabilities, along with her – pushing, riding and swimming always together. She manages her sister seizures if they happen during a race. She always puts her sisters happiness and welfare first.

Reply
Debra Jones January 24, 2018 - 6:46 PM

I would love to take my Husband to watch the Lawn Bowls. We both love the sport and this would be a great opportunity now that we have just retired and starting to enjoy life after working hard.

Reply
Michelle Curry January 24, 2018 - 7:37 PM

my favourite event is the swimming,I love watching Aussies go so well in the pool. I would take my eldest daughter she begins swimming lessons next week which she is so excited about.

Reply
Julie January 24, 2018 - 8:05 PM

A ussie, Aussie, Aussie I would cheer from
U nder my hat with a holler.
S wimming is a great sport to show your support.
T ogether with my fam we would
R ally together.
A rrange ourselves at the games and cheer. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi,oi!
L
I
A

Reply
Julie January 24, 2018 - 8:07 PM

A ussie, Aussie, Aussie I would cheer from
U nder my hat with a holler.
S wimming is a great sport to show your support.
T ogether with my fam we would
R ally together.
A rrange ourselves at the games and cheer. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi,oi!
L ater in the day,
I n the cool afternoon breeze we would
A ll think back to what a wonderful day it could be.

Reply
Murniyati M Yatim January 25, 2018 - 12:29 AM

My family and I are swimming event fans. It would be awesome to be cheering at the stands instead of my living room. I would bring my daughter who has just started doing free style. The swimmers’ courage and strong will would be an inspiration for her to continue practising her strokes.

Reply
Allarna January 25, 2018 - 6:24 AM

I would take my daughter to the gymnastics she love dancing and acrobatic so i know she would adorable gymnastics especially seeing at that level.

Reply
Samantha January 25, 2018 - 7:25 AM

There are so many great sports to choose from. I would go and see the hockey with my husband. He played hockey for years and it would be so wonderful to see a professional game.

Reply
Mel Beeton January 25, 2018 - 7:10 PM

I’d take my daughter to the netball or gymnastics

Reply
Francesca January 25, 2018 - 7:35 PM

I would take my eldest Son and see every game available so he understands how hard it is to train to be an athlete and to focus on one sport at a time.

Reply
Kate January 25, 2018 - 10:23 PM

I am taking my girls to the rhythmic gymnastics because they Loooooove dancing and cartwheels. I’m taking my husband to the rugby 7’s final because he’s Fijian, and we’re hiping Fiji can add a commonwealth gold to their amazing Olympic gold. I will be sure to the wear the Hamilton if I win, as I was diagnosed with level 3 melanoma 3 months ago 🙁

Reply
Jocelyn miguel January 25, 2018 - 10:25 PM

I would love to take my husband and see the mountain bike or table tennis. He played table tennis for years and misses playing it now. He likes riding his bike now with his mates.

Reply
Estella January 25, 2018 - 10:51 PM

I’d take my young daughter to the swimming events, she’s had swimming lessons last summer but didn’t show much interest until recently, she’s just started to enjoy swimming and the Commonwealth games events would inspire her to keep going!

Reply
Michelle January 26, 2018 - 7:38 AM

I would love to take my daughter to the swimming. She lives and breathes swimming. She is always excited to go watch the swimming meets.

Reply
Pip McIntyre January 26, 2018 - 9:25 AM

I would like to take my daughter to any event at the commonwealth games, just to show her how hard work, determination and perseverance can help you to achieve your goals and dreams.

Reply
Laura Lumby January 26, 2018 - 4:50 PM

I would love to see the Mountain Biking and my plus one would definitely be my husband!!?

Reply
Kacey H January 26, 2018 - 7:43 PM

There would be nothing better than to see the Paratriathlon which is making its debut at GC2018. Paralympians are absolute superheros! And I would love to take my twins (which I’d have to be cheeky and extend to a “plus two” ?), because I want them to be aware from a young age that you can give anything a go.

Reply
Emily Cobb January 26, 2018 - 8:41 PM

I’d love to take my eldest daughter to see the swimming- she has just become very excited about learning how to swim freestyle and I feel taking her to see this would be a huge highlight for her.

Reply
Rosie January 27, 2018 - 8:18 AM

I’d take my little sister to see the marathon. It is where she did her first marathon and she has always been an inspiration to me. When I was feeling very down and hopeless about my weight she talked to me about getting back into running. She helped me with everything. Shoes, socks, heart rate monitor, coaching. She and her partner even flew from Sydney to run in the Mother’s Day Classic with me to complete my first fun run as an adult. I was very slow but neither of them complained. They jogged alongside me until the very end. I still do that run every year because I think it’s a great cause. And also because it reminds me of her. I wish I had seen her complete her first marathon but I would love to take her to the place that she did it and watch others complete such an amazing feat. Maybe it will inspire me to do it one day.

Reply
Lani January 27, 2018 - 10:09 AM

I’d love to take my husband to watch the lawn bowls. He is a fanatic for the game.

Reply
alexis smith January 27, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Take my almost 8yo to mountain bike event.
He’s a keen rider and thinks he gets mad air when he rides, when really his wheels don’t leave the track lol

Reply
Hannah Lewis January 28, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Definitely the women’s rugby sevens. With it being the first time they’ve had the females competing and the current strength of the Australian team, I think it would be a great event. I’d probably take my partner so he can explain everything!

Reply
Jane Lyrstedt January 29, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Excellent Post! I was diagnosed 2.5years ago with a melanoma at only 29. Very scary. We have a strict sun safety routine here and Hamilton are one of our favourites. Our little Mr 3 is very aware of sun safety too.

I’d love to see the swimming! Indoors. My plus one would have to be my brother, it’s always been a sport we’ve enjoyed from a young age. Can’t wait for the games to begin. Thanks.

Reply
Renee Ballantyne January 29, 2018 - 8:47 PM

I’d like to see the running with my dad as I’ve heard him speaking of watching Betty Cuthbert in Melbourne when he was 5yrs old for so long

Reply
Karina Lee January 30, 2018 - 12:04 AM

I would take my daughter to see the swimming because she has just started lessons and i want to show her what great things she can do with her swimming skills!

Reply
Leanne January 30, 2018 - 7:47 AM

My 82 year old mum to the swimming. She has been watching the games and yelling at the tv ever since I can remember. I seen how her face lit up when Thorpe won his races.

Reply
Annie G. January 30, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Swimming and diving events are always amazing but having played hockey for years and years and even more years I’d love to seethe Aussie Women’s Hockey team play.

Reply
Ryan H January 30, 2018 - 12:59 PM

I would love to see the gymnastics and take along my daughter who loves gymnastics to give her a taste of what she’s in for if she decides to take it up full-time.

Reply
Laura Scriven January 30, 2018 - 2:33 PM

The 100m run would be my pick,
Seeing that speed would be terrific.
Hubby would need to come,
Together enjoying the Goldie Sun.

Reply
Charlotte B January 30, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The women’s swimming with my sister who was once a potential professional swimmer before a nasty car accident put an end to that. But she still loves the sport and would love to go and see it in person.

Reply
Gabriella H January 30, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Rugby 7’s with my son who dreams of playing rugby professionally and would be able to pick up some great tips watching the players play live.

Reply
Heidi tomlinson February 8, 2018 - 7:11 AM

I’d love to take one of my physically impaired students to see the swimming. She’s one of the most kind and enthusiastic people I know and doesn’t let her disability stop her! Being at a great event like this would be like a dream come true for her.

Reply

Leave a Comment