My first triathlon was in 2014 about an hour from home in Wollongong NSW Australia. I turned up with my mountain bike and felt very intimidated but excited to do my first triathlon. The race included a 300m swim, 10km bike and a 2km run. Many of the athletes had the words Australia on their tri-suit and after seeing this I was hooked, and I hoped that one day I would have the same.
The next season I applied for my regional academy of sport program (SWSAS) and was selected. I was over the moon. I travelled most weekends around my state racing in various events in order to gain experience I barely trained over that year.
The next season I applied for my state Triathlon Squad and was selected into the Talent Identification squad. This involved a number of day camps and travelling to National races where we competed as a team.
Since then I have been part of the Triathlon NSW squad every year and this year, I was selected to captain NSW at the School Sport Australia Championships where I placed 8th in Australia.
I also achieved my goal of representing Australia in two world championships in 2018 placing 8th in both of these championship events which I hope that this is the first of many opportunities to represent Australia!!