Campbell Harrison - Support My Journey to the 2024 Paris Olympics

Campbell Harrison - Support My Journey to the 2024 Paris Olympics

Raised

$8,046.80

Goal

$20,000.00

My name is Campbell Harrison, and I'm a professional Sport Climber from Melbourne, Australia!


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On the 25th of November, 2023, I realised my biggest, wildest dreams when I qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics!


It's been an insurmountably difficult road getting here, and this moment feels like the culmination of over a decade of very literal blood, sweat, and tears. But I also know that the hard work has only just begun. In the lead up to qualifying for Paris, I worked harder than I've ever worked before, but I plan on taking my training to a whole new level in order to be ready for the 2024 games.


This is the part where I'm going to need some help. For my whole career, I've been entirely self-funded. Australian Sport Climbers recieve little-to-no financial support in our sporting careers, and as such we have to work really hard to fund our competition seasons whilst also living so far away from the action. On top of training as a full-time athlete, I work as a climbing instructor and barista when I'm in Aus, saving every single penny to be able to do what I do. Whilst the immeadiate travel, food, and accommodation costs of the Olympic Games themselves will be funded, I'm going to need some help making sure that I can do everything right in the lead up to the Games to ensure I have the best preparation possible!


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As I write this, less than 48 hours out from having qualified for the 2024 games, I'm in the early stages of planning what will surely be the biggest year of my sporting life. I plan on using any funds raised through this page to support my journey in the following ways:


Competition: Testing myself and gaining experience on the IFSC World Cup circuit prior to the Games is going to be abolutely essential. I'm hoping to attend competitions across Asia, North America, and Europe from April all the way through to Paris in August.


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Training: The climbing industry is booming in Australia, with new gyms popping up all the time. However, the feasibility for commercial gyms to build high-performance training facilities is understandably limited, and access to routes and boulders of an Olympic challenge are hard to come by. Funds raised will help me gain access to high-level routes and boulders whilst I'm in Australia, but also to travel overseas to work with the world's best coaches and athletes to ensure I'm learning everything I need to learn before the big day! Training internationally has been key to my success on the World Cup circuit, and as such I hope to visit places like Innsbruck, Salt Lake City, and Bern to make the most of these world-class training destinations!


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Coaching: I'm going to need all the help I can get leading into the Games, and supporting me through this page will allow me to pay my coach whilst working with the best trainers and mentors I can find.


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Medical, Physio, and Mental Wellbeing Support: Becoming an Olympian is going to be no small feat, and I'm most certainly going to take a few knocks along the way! Support through this page will allow me to keep my body and mind in good working order, as well as quickly address any injuries that may arise throughout the process.


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Keeping Food on the Table and a Roof Over My Head: It goes without saying that all this time training and being away from home will severely limit my ability to make a living. Whilst my sponsors ease some of the burden, I'm going to need some help keeping myslef afloat through what I'm sure will be an enjoyable but arduous journey!


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Donations of any amount go a long way, and through this platform they are eligible to be tax deductible! I understand that these are tough times, financially, but any possible support would mean the absolute world to me <3


If you wish to reach out to provide support in any way, shape, or form, you can find me on Instagram at @campbell_harrison547 https://www.instagram.com/campbell_harrison547/ or shoot me an email at CAMPBELL.L.HARRISON@GMAIL.COM


Á bientôt, Paris ;)


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Your donation to this project is tax deductible

The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs

Raised

$8,046.80

Goal

$20,000.00

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Campbell Fraser

Good luck Campbell

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GO CAMPBELL YOU GOT THIS!!!

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Keep on pushing! It’s an inspiration to have follo...

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Keep on pushing! It’s an inspiration to have followed your journey over the years. Good luck at the worlds.

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