The Blue Line – Stewy McSweyn – 3 February 2023
There is no doubt from my perspective that within Australian athletics few individuals have had a greater impact on so many athletes careers as Maurie Plant did. This notion alone makes it quite fitting that there has been a meet dedicated in his honour and name in his much beloved home city of Melbourne.
I personally can’t wait to race in the Inaugural Maurie Plant Meet; Maurie had a significant impact on my own athletics career, and believed in my capabilities probably before I even did. Maurie had always been willing to help Australian athletes, especially with international racing opportunities and was always willing to help an athlete if he could see them giving it their all.