MEDIA ALERT: Monday August 15, 2016

The line-up of Olympic heroes continues with gold medallist sprinter Cathy Freeman appearing on this week’s episode of THE RECRUIT – premiering Wednesday August 17 at 8.30pm on FOX8.

With the focus this week on “ambition”, who better to talk to the boys than Cathy Freeman, someone whose ambition burned brightly from just ten years of age. Cathy drops in on the boys during the Captain’s Challenge at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne’s Albert Park, where they are being coached by the kids from Little Athletics Australia as they tackle long jump and sprinting. She watches the Recruits perform, then gives them some advice on what it’s like being an elite athlete.

Episode five also sees the return of some familiar faces as the current Recruits take on some of the series one Recruits – led by their Coach, Michael Voss. Padraig Lucey, who is now on the Geelong list, watches from the sideline as Bradie Foster, Brendan Goss, Ryan Semmel, Chris Moreland, Nathan Jackal, Daniel Johncock and last series winner, Johann Wagner take the field.

THE RECRUIT is produced by McGuire Media exclusively for Foxtel, and premieres on FOX8 each Wednesday at 8.30pm. Encore screenings can be seen on FOX FOOTY on Sundays at 9.00pm and Wednesdays at 6.00pm.

*Cathy Freeman is not available for media interviews.