1994, Olympian Marg Woodlock-McLean established the special events
company - Emjay Projects. As the Director of Emjay Projects,
Marg has organized and overseen over 40 Special Events for different
companies, community groups, government departments and individuals
- all of which have reached or surpassed their original target
Having a rich and varied career
before branching out on her own, Marg began her involvement with
Special Events when only a teenager, when she competed in the
1956 Olympic Games.
In 1956, an unknown teenage shot-putter,
Margaret Woodlock (now Woodlock-McLean), was selected to represent
Australia in the Melbourne Olympic Games. A protege of
world-renowned athletics coach, Franz Stampfl, Margaret's
selection for the Games generated massive press interest. She
was catapulted into the public eye as Australia's newest hope
in the Olympics.
Her photo and story appeared in newspapers all
over the country such as The
Age, The Herald, The Melbourne Sun and The Sydney Sun. She
also appeared on various national radio programs - as television
hadn't yet been established in Australia, this was the height
of media attention. A student of St Catherine's School,
in her final year, and also Head Girl, Margaret went on to compete
in the Games as Victorian Champion. She went onto gain
the title of Australian Champion on 1958, which she held
until 1962, when she retired from competition.
Marg then went on to study
Physical Education at Melbourne University, graduating
with a Diploma in Physical Education, and became Head of Physical
Education at Melbourne Girls Grammar (M.C.E.G.G.S.).
To read more about Marg's
athletic's career and subsequent career highlights, read