I am Melanie. Let’s grow something bold together. Poppy Sports is my bold way of empowering female athletes BLOOM in all areas of their lives.

I am an avid endurance athlete, triathlete, swimmer, roadie and life-long learner.  Add to that, I have a full-on, rewarding career, I’m a mother and have had my life changed by all things endurance sports.

Lycra is my uniform of choice and I greet life with a smile. I believe in power of setting goals and the power of manifesting success.


In the midst of my career, I found myself facing a dilemma. I was looking for a professional mentoring group that spoke to my roots both as an endurance athlete and a woman. But, there were none!

I had my athletic posse and I wanted the same for my career. I was tired not fitting in to ‘the boys club’, but not finding any women’s groups that spoke to who I was an athlete.

So guess what? No brainer! I am firmly planting my own roots and growing the professional group I wanted, for female athletes like us.

As endurance athlete, we are all rooted in a lifestyle that is unique to us, and I created Poppy Sports so we can all BLOOM.


Coming in 2021 is ROOTED by Poppy Sports, a unique mentoring program for female endurance athletes. We teach you to use what you already know from sport and to apply these principles to your corporate careers and/or entrepreneurial journey.

Every team member gains entry to career and life mentorship plus regular masterclasses. These are based on successful techniques I have used in professional settings

Hey, do you think your workplace should offer mentoring for female employees?

ROOTED will also be available as a corporate service for forward-thinking companies looking to offer career coaching to their female badasses.

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