Alexandra Roberts stumbled upon her love of javelin through Little Athletics and since then has gone from strength to strength. She has progressed to competing for school and Club to a National level for several years now and also Internationally at The Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in 2017.
She has competed at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in March 2018 and successfully qualified for the selection process hoping to achieve her goal of being selected for the World Juniors Championships in Finland in July 2018.
Alexandra has trained with Brett Green (National Javelin Coach) on the Gold Coast - travelling there 3 times a week from Brisbane until recently when she has moved to Ben Thompson in Brisbane. The 2 coaches are very supportive of Alexandra in her training and goals and believe she has the ability to achieve.
Alexandra shares her love of Javelin through coaching others both at her high school and also at Centenary State High School through their athletic season. She has also completed her Level 1 coaching through Queensland Athletics.
Alexandra competes regularly in Women's Under 18 Javelin (500g weight) and also the under 20/Open Womens (600g).
Her results are as follows;
26/3/18 Selected for The 2018 IAAF World Junior Championships to be held in Tampere Finland in July 2018
Full team list available at athletics.com.au (Located at High Performance-Able Bodied-Team Information_World U20 Championships)
2018 Australian Junior Championships - Sydney Olympic Athletics Centre - Under 20 (600g) Womens Javelin 50.55m and a World Junior Championship (Finland 2018) Qualifier
2018 Australian Junior Championships - Sydney Olympic Athletics Centre - Under 18 (500g) Womens Javelin 53.01m and a Olympic Youth Qualifier (Argentina 2018)
2018 Australian Athletic Championship - Carrara Gold Coast Open Women (600g) Quaifying Round 49.68m
2018 Australian Athletic Championship - Carrara Gold Coast Open Women (600g) Final 47.74m 5th place
2017 All Schools Championships - Adelaide Under 18 (500g) GOLD 53.18m
2017 Australian Junior Athletic Championship - Sydney Under 18 (500g) 53.67m GOLD
2017 Australian Athletic Championship - Sydney Open Womens (600g) 46.46m 8th place
2016 All Schools Championships - Canberra AIS Under 16 (500g) GOLD 51.09m National and Meet Record
2016 Australian Junior Athletic Championship - Perth WA - Under 18 (500g) GOLD
2015 All Schools Championships - Melbourne Under 16 (500g) SILVER 47.20m National Record
Alexandra has also been selected twice by Australia Athletics to attend the Under 17's Camp at the AIS in Canberra (both as a 15 and 16 year old), she is also a member of the Target Talent Program through Queensland Athletics and has achieved the prestigious A Squad qualifier for the last couple of athletic seasons. She is also hoping to be selected for the Under 19 Squad this year.
Alexandra is committed to her sport and excelling and thus spends a lot of time and money competing throughout Australia and Overseas. Alexandra is also completing her Senior year at Brisbane State High School where she was accepted on a sporting merit placement in Year 9 and manages to find some spare time to work a casual position at Domino's Pizza to allow her to contribute to the high costs of training, competitions, uniforms and sporting equipment.
Any form of donation will assist her to achieve her goals and do her Country proud.