In 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 objectives.

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.

The 1956 Olympics

Marg in 1956 Olympic GamesIn 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.

Marg with fellow competitors and snakeHer photo and story appeared in newspapers all over the country such as The Argus, 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 on...

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