The West Coast Athletics League (Inc.)
is proud to support and announce the
2014/15 Season Ambassador
The Most Colourful Athlete in Australia
2014 Commonwealth Games Representative & Dual National Champion
Shannon plans to run in all the WCAL professional meetings this season. Kids can look forward to meeting and getting an autograph or picture with her at our local pro meetings to be held at UWA (TBC), Melville and Hamersley Little Athletics Centres… And at other WCAL meetings (click the EVENTS menu).
Name: Shannon McCann
Coach: Jason Moyle
Career highlights: Selected for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2013 World University Games Finalist, WA State record holder, 2x Australian National Champion 100m Hurdles.
How did you get into running? I got into little athletics when i was 5 because my sister did it, i always wanted to be like her so i joined up too!Favourite Athletics meeting? Perth Track ClassicBest experience on the track? Being crowd the Australian 100m Hurdle champion for the first time in 2012What are your hobbies? Canoeing, Cake decorating, Walking my dogs!What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be a pilot, i dream that i still hold on to today.What’s the best advice you received? Enjoy every minute of your aths career while you have it, your a long time retired, so seize every opportunity because it might be the only chance you get.Do you have any nicknames? A few, my close friends and family call me Shan. but i also get tatts, cannon, shiny, so many random ones!! hahaFavourite Meal? Brown rice veggie tempura sushi!! hands down, but vegan bangers and mash is also a winner!Favourite Drink? Pineapple juice!Favourite training session? Anything that hurts! but my favourite training distance is 150’s!Biggest Influence? My coach, Jason Moyle! He has the ability to bring the best out of me in any situation!Best holiday destination? I love Australia too much to ever want to leave it! and you just can’t go past the Gold Coast!What do you hate? I hate pool sessions, and swimming in general!!! I’m a poor swimmer and mix that with an extremely competitive personality which has resulted in me almost drowning on several occasions, with my coach even having to dive in to help me back to the side of the pool!!What do you love? DOGS! and all animals! no one in this world can be sad while cuddling a puppy dog!Childhood Hero? Kyle Van der Kuyp and Colin JacksonFavourite event/s? The 200m. i would love nothing more then to be a 200m runner, but as most athletes will agree, the event chooses you, rarely do you get a choice!Future Goals? My ultimate goal is to make an Olympic final. My main focus right now is to break 13 seconds in the 100m Hurdles.Favourite Quote? Chase the dream, not the competition.