SCTA/Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship (2017-2018)
The Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy (SCTA)/ Protector Aluminium Junior scholarship is an amazing opportunity to work with, promote, grow with all the SCTA sponsors and follow in the footsteps of previous SCTA scholarship holders. It is a very humbling achievement to be awarded with this Junior Scholarship and it is one that I couldn’t be more thankful for. It has giving me the opportunity to achieve more then I could have hopped for this triathlon season.
The Scholarship has been a tremendous help with both my racing and my training. This season we worked closely with some of the sponsors which has given me a greater understanding of this sport and will encourage me to preform better in the near future from what I should fuel my body with to how I can be more efficient in each discipline. This triathlon season I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to some awesome new places during the Australian Junior Triathlon series, which was something that I have been striving for in previous seasons. This was made possible with the support of the amazing sponsors of the Junior scholarship and one that I’m very thankful for because it has given me a taste of what it’s like to be a professional athlete and new goals to achieve.
The sponsors of the SCTA/Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship have given me the opportunity to perform to the best of my abilities. Everything from triathlon essentials from Cannibal Australia and SCTA who have provided me with awesome gear throughout this season, to Tara Leanne Nutrition which has completely changed my body and helped me to feel great leading into races, to Mizuno running which has made me achieve fast times with style, to Clif Bar/Unique Health Products for supplying the awesome pre and post fuels, Rydges Hotels and Resorts for helping out with the amazing places whilst we travelled to races, to Xterra Australia/Titan Performance Group providing #Freespeed with the Speed suit and wetsuit. Without all of the help from the sponsors this season wouldn’t have been possible, so I would just like to Thank you all!
This triathlon season I learnt the word; Adversity, it was a roller coaster of a season for me with many ups and downs and challenges thrown at my feet and I had two options give up or find away around it. Having the Junior Scholarship gave me no option but to push through, and it’s a skill that I believe everyone should have.
For any Juniors out there, I strongly recommend applying for the SCTA/Protector Aluminium Junior Scholarship if you wish to have this incredible opportunity of receiving the amazing support, knowledge and guidance that will not improve you as an athlete but will also benefit you as a person and give you but give you the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of previous Junior Scholarship recipients.
Lastly and certainly not the least all this could not be available without head coach of the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy Toby Coote with his constant supervision, guidance, mentoring and determination to help people achieve their goals to represent the brand of SCTA and himself – Thank you Toby for everything you have done and will continue to do for me personally and in the sporting field.
Results from the 2017-18 Season included