Lauren

Lauren Jackson has announced her retirement from basketball.

In 2002, when I first arrived at the AIS, I became aware of the impact she had on the sport nationally and internationally. I have followed her career with enormous interest ever since.

I remember too a photograph taken by Gavin Reynolds of Lauren as an AIS scholarship athlete. I was reminded of that with today’s picture. Gavin’s picture was of Lauren sitting outside the old Australian Sports Commission Building in Leverrier Crescent.

With Gavin’s permission, I am sharing some photographs from Lauren’s scholarship days. They are shared here under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 Australia licence.

Somewhere in the back of my head I am hearing the Bob Dylan lyrics Forever Young.

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