Over the past couple of months, the SCTA Junior Scholarship has helped me develop into a better athlete. The scholarship has offered amazing support by providing racing and training gear, and recovery nutrition.
At the start of the season I was struggling with shin pain. With the help from Toby and Mizuno Running Australia, I found a few pairs of shoes that helped support my feet and I slowly began to run again without any pain. Through the next couple of months, my run continued to improve with Toby helping me with my run technique and stride length. Those cold morning swims at the beach during winter were made more comfortable with Xterra Wetsuits Australia, which I was given an amazing wetsuit, the Xterra Vengenence. I also received my first ever speed suit, the Xterra Valor.
With Vorgee, the choice was the mirrored Vorgee Missiles and Mizuno supporting me during the Triathlon Queensland Emerging Talent Squad Time Trial, I managed a huge 400m swim personal record and a new 3km personal record. Being comfortable in races has become so much easier with my Cannibal Australia racing and training gear, and post recovery with Endura Sports Nutrition. Since then I have been using a Vorgee snorkel that’s helped me make a huge improvement on my swim technique and strength.
I have achieved so much this season already. My confidence has grown and my motivation to become a better athlete has grown. Even if the season started off a bit slow for me, with the continued support from Head Coach Toby, the SCTA Junior Scholarship and associated sponsors, I have become more excited by the thought of reaching my potential, then surpassing it.
I cannot me more grateful for how much the SCTA Junior Scholarship has helped me achieve so much already this season. The opportunity so far has helped me so much to grow into the athlete I am today. Results include QTS # 2 Robina Triathlon – 4th 14-15 Years Female Spring Swim Sunshine Coast – 2nd 2.5km Youth Female – 2nd Female Overall Noosa Triathlon – 1st Open Female Teams – 13th Team Overall Queensland All Schools Triathlon Champs – 7th Intermediate Female – 1st Sunshine Coast Region Queensland Aquathlon Champs – 2nd 14-15 Years Female – 7th Female Overall QTS # 3 Kawana Triathlon – 3rd 14-15 Years Female – 8th Female Overall