I'm a 21 year old elite archer from the Northern suburbs of Sydney, Thornleigh to be precise!
I have been living in Brisbane for the past year, training with the National Coach, refining my technique and chasing my Olympic dream of representing Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
I receive a small amount of funding from Archery Australia and NSWIS but for the most part I am self-funded and family supported. Working casually at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, I also study part-time and externally at Macquarie University.
Currently I don't know what this year has in store for me!
· Plan A; I will be selected for the World Championship team, attending the World Cup in Shanghai, followed by the World Championship in the Netherlands. This is dependent on the World championship selection events which end in early March. At this event the Australian women need to finish in the top 8 in the Women's Recurve team event to qualify 3 women spots for the 2020 Olympics.
· Plan B; may still include the World Cup in Shanghai or another World Cup, as well as the World University Games in Italy in July!
Outcome; Following the World Cup in Shanghai I have now been selected to represent Australia at the World Championships and World University games! I am so grateful for this opportunity to represent our great country in the Netherlands and Italy and take part in such World class events, and hopefully help my team get 3 Olympic spots for Tokyo!
Archery at an elite level is not a cheap sport when considering travel and equipment. Half of the Money raised will be directed towards my flights and accommodation. The other half of my funds will be put towards buying Another full set of gear, 1 set of limbs ($1,000) 1 riser ($1,100), stabilisers, site,other accessories!
I am currently one of the top 3 performing female archers in Australia!. I need to fund-raise for these trips because without help I can't afford the necessary equipment, travel costs and general living costs simultaneously! So please if you can spare anything please donate to this trip and help me take a step closer to achieving my Olympic Dream!