Aussie Posties deliver in London

23 July 2012

As part of their official sponsorship of the Australian Olympic Team and the Australian Paralympic Team, Australia Post has selected a handful of lucky Australia Post employees to travel over to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as Australian Olympic and Paralympic Team Village Posties.

The once in a lifetime opportunity was open to all Australia Post award level employees, contractors, licensees and agents and received a record number of entries.

Five Australia Post employees will travel over to London and experience the thrill of delivering mail to the Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the village every day.

The five were selected for their strong demonstration of Australia Post's cultural pillars, their knowledge of Australia Post, and their passion when describing what they love about Australia.

Each Postie will spend six days sorting and delivering mail from friends, families and supporters.

The Olympic and Paralympic Team posties will deliver letters from school children involved in the Australia Post Letter Link program which involves primary schools throughout the country encouraging them to express their support and well wishes for the Australian Olympic and Paralympic teams.

As well as letters, the posties will also be responsible for delivering the Australia Post Postcode Pride parcels; a new initiative that invites members of the local community to make a contribution to their local athletes Postcode Pride parcel that Australia Post will deliver to their local Olympian in London.

Our Olympic Posties:

Steven Sainty
Postal Delivery Officer, Rockingham Delivery Centre, WA
Steven has been at Australia Post for more than 5 years and loves his role and relationships in the local community. For this keen sportsman, representing Australia Post and Australia at the Games will be "awesome". He is relishing the opportunity to visit England as it is the country of his birth.

Janine Booth
Owner, operator and manager, Creswick Licensed Post Office, Vic
Janine started with the PMG in 1975 as a telegram deliverer, and was one of the first women to be accepted to a postal training course. As the local Mayor, she was well known for demonstrating leadership in helping her community rebuild when floods ravaged the region.

Lauren Muscat
Human Resources Business Adviser, Australia Post Headquarters, Vic
Lauren joined Australia Post nearly four years ago as part of the graduate program. As a teenager Lauren was an avid swimmer and represented Victoria. Her dream was to represent Australia at an Olympics, so she can't wait to be an ambassador for Australia Post in London.

Our Paralympic Posties:

Marie Ferris
Retail Postal Services Officer, Springwood Post Office, NSW
Marie has worked for Australia Post for more than 13 years and can't wait for the opportunity to represent Australia Post. In her role in a retail outlet she diligently services the local community and is well known for her work with various charities and a large garden club.

Christopher Joseph
Retail Postal Services Officer, Burleigh Post Office, Qld
During his six years at Australia Post's Burleigh Post Office, Chris has received two Australian of the Year nominations for outstanding customer service and local community work. Christopher says he feels honoured to be able to represent Australia Post and Australia in London.