I am aspiring to respresent Australia at the Beijing 2022 Olympics.
The 2020/21 IBU season begins the IBU qualification period and I am training intent on stepping up to World Cup.
In February this year at IBU Cup 5, Martell, Italy, I achieved the IBU qualification standard for the Biathlon World Championships. My goal is to represent Australia at the 2021 World Championships in Pokljuka, Slovenia, beginning mid February. Following this I will go to nearby Obertilliach, Austria, to race the World Junior Championships. Both these events are my best opportunities for direct Olympic qualification.
Leading up to these World Championships I plan to race IBU Cup 1 - 5 and undertake early season training in Norway leading up to these events. The IBU Cups are also Olympic and World Championship qualification events and I feel I am ready to make the big jump from competitive junior World ranks to Seniors through these events.
It is an extremely costly aspiration and all the more difficult with the current covid-19 situation and down turn in the economy. However, I really believe in myself and that my quest will bring hope and aspiration to others to be the best they can be and to strive for their dreams.
Thanks for your support.
You can support me by simply donating to my fundraising project, your donation is tax deductible.
Option 1 Gold donation $1000
Option 2 Silver donation $500
Option 3 Bronze donation $250
Based on last season, it will costs me $1300 to partipate in each IBU Event. These costs are paid to Australian Biathlon to fund my costs of coaching, waxing, accommodation and some transport to events. I am aspiring to attend 5 IBU Cups and two World Championships which will cost a whopping $10000 just to attend these events; which is my fundraising target.
It will cost me this again for transport, airfares and to train leading up to these competitions early in the season, over X Mas / New Year and to undertake a 2 - 3 week training block prior to World Championships. By donating through the Australian Sports Foundation you can receive a tax deduction, thank you for your support.