A Giant Among Sporting Heroes

Since starting out in business back in 2011, it’s been our mission at The Splendid Word to use our words for good.


To stand up against the endless stream of negativity spewing out across mainstream and social media, and to share stories that paint a picture of joy, kindness and hope.


In doing so, we hope to educate and empower others to do the same. Because to us, words are THE most powerful vehicle for connecting, inspiring and creating positive change in the world. We believe wholeheartedly that when we take greater care of the impact our words, actions and intentions have inside our own heads, and on the lives of all those we encounter, big magic happens.


And this week we couldn’t think of a more uplifting, inspiring and positive story to share with our tribe, than that of this great man – Brett Sands.



Last weekend Brett was named in the Australian team for the 2018 IWWF World Barefoot Waterski Championships in Canada, to be held in August.


It’s been 18 years since this legend of the sport represented his country, and it’s the 12th time he has made the Australian team.


He already has the honour of being the youngest ever Australian representative, as a 14 year old in 1984. This extraordinary feat now makes him the oldest man to ever represent the green and gold at the elite level!


His success at last week’s Australian Barefoot Nationals in Adelaide – three silver medals in Slalom, Tricks and Open Men’s – cemented his place in the Aussie team, and he will now go on to compete in two divisions in Ontario, Canada.


Not only is Sandsy an incredible athlete and role model to people right across this land, he is also a passionate ambassador for his home town Echuca Moama, and a tireless worker for so many community groups and projects.


He is a friend and mentor to many, an all round great guy and family man, and his dedication and commitment to achieving his goals in his chosen sport has inspired a community.


We wish you every success in Canada Brett – but you’re already a giant among heroes in our eyes.


X Lee.

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