The Local State Government Member of Danielle O'brien's hometown of Strathfield in Sydney's inner west released a comment congratulating Danielle and Greg's qualification to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. Thanks to the Burwood Scene Local Paper for releasing these comments.
"Strathfield MP Charles Casuscelli congratulated Danielle and Greg saying, “They are the most decorated ice dance couple Australia has produced and now Strathfield’s figure skating queen and her partner are set to go one better in Sochi.”
Not since the halcyon days of legendary couple Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean has interest in figure skating in this country been this high he said.
“Those of us old enough to remember the extraordinary impact the British skaters had on the sport will know that a strong showing by Danielle and Greg next February will inspire a new generation of Australian ice skaters to take on the world’s best,” said Mr Casuscelli.
“I hope that Danielle and Greg enjoy an ideal preparation for the Games and wish them every success. They have already done a great deal to increase the profile of their sport in this country.” "