A sporting good time
JANINE McPherson is a real sport when it comes to keeping business in the family.
Boasting an impressive pedigree in the management of local sporting facilities (her parents Ross and Sandra McPherson ran the Wherrett Park Squash and Sports Centre in Maclean for 25 years), Janine has now added her own business to the reputable McPherson profile.
As the new manager of the Maclean Sports Centre, Janine is looking forward to building on the business leadership skills she inherited from her parents and encourage more local juniors to involve themselves in sport.
"When mum and dad had their sports centre, I was with them every night helping them run the business and they were really excited when I decided to take on management of the Maclean Sports Centre," she said.
"I've just signed a 12-month lease and I re-opened the business on September 19. I'm currently setting up weekly sports competitions and encouraging juniors to sign up for teams.
"Sport can offer a lot to young people, such as a healthy lifestyle and new friendships. I'm hopeful of seeing more juniors come into the sports centre.
After spending 12 years working in the retail industry, Janine said it felt good to be involved with the sports business once again and to have a family connection with the industry.
"It is something that I've wanted to get back into for a long time," she said.
"I think it will all go well for me at the sports centre."
The Maclean Sports Centre is open 9am-9pm weekdays and 9am-4pm on Saturdays. Indoor sporting events start between 5pm and 8pm.
If you are interested in joining a sports team, contact Janine on 6645 5769.