James Griffin Calls for Update of Manly's Olympians Walk

Member for Manly, James Griffin has called for the update of the Manly Pathway of Olympians Walk, following the remarkable success of our Olympic and Paralympic athletes at the recent Tokyo Olympics.

Manly’s iconic Olympians Walk does a fantastic job in commemorating Manly's sporting history and following the conclusion of the Olympic Games requires and update.

“Manly has a rich sporting history and it is important that we recognise these athletes and their remarkable achievements. The Olympics and Paralympics had an added layer of importance this year. The efforts of our local Olympians and Paralympians demonstrated the spirit of resilience and competition we have here on the Northern Beaches” Mr Griffin said. 

The Pathway of the Olympians is a proud element of the Harbour foreshore at the Esplanade in Manly. It honours the large number of Manly residents (past and present) who have represented Australia at the Olympic or Paralympic Games

Mr Griffin said “The Tokyo games provided a welcome distraction for the people of Manly during these recent restrictions and we should acknowledge the successes of our Olympians and Paralympians by immortalising their achievements with the addition of their names to the Pathway of Olympians walk”.

Mr Griffin has sought funding from the State Government to assist Council with the cost of updating the plaques located on the walkway.