My goal is to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro as a trampolinist. I have dreamed of competing at the Olympics my whole life. When I was five I wanted to compete in the Olympics for gymnastics, at eight I changed my dream to diving as I switched sports, and when I was twelve I knew for certain that I wanted to represent Australia at the Olympic Games.
I am a 19 year old and live in Adelaide. Last year I am currently studying physiotherapy. I have been a member of the National Trampoline Program for eight years and have achieved many goals. I have competed at national championships every year, winning under 15 event in 2010 and the Senior Elite category in 2013, 2014 and 2015, becoming the youngest Australian Female Champion. I have competed in many international competitions to date and am a member of the Senior National Squad, Team and Australia’s Winning Edge programme. As part of the 2015 Senior National Team I will competed at World Championships in Denmark.
My dream is to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro as a trampolinist and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. From the day I graduated school I have solely focused on trampolining. I train 27 hours a week; spending 4 hours on strength and conditioning and 23 hours on sport specific training. Strength sessions are power/agility based to imitate jumping (to ultimately increase jumping height- a key component of competition scores) and trampoline trainings focus on improving my technique and implementing jumping higher.
Trampolining is a very expensive sport from, training sessions to interstate competitions and especially international competitions. On top of that there are costs for being in the state and national squad, constantly updated uniform costs etc. My grant will be used to offest these activities.