How did you first get into the sport and what did you love about it?
In 2019, South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) visited Woodcroft College to seek out new talent to offer an opportunity to try both track and road racing. As I was a part of HPAP from being in the SA State Team for BMX, I was able to be tested on the Watt Bike supplied by SASI and then offered a place in the TID Program for six months. The following February (2020), I was offered a place in the State Junior Development Squad to develop me as a rider and help prepare me to meet the selection criteria for a SASI Scholarship.
Why have you fallen in love with the sport?
- Varity of Races
- Making New Friends
- Awesome Coaches
- Constantly Learning
What are your goals for this year?
My goals for this year are to achieve a podium finish at the National Track Championships being held in Brisbane from 1 – 4 July 2021. I am also aiming to sprint 11.5 seconds in the 200m rolling start to qualify for a SASI Scholarship (I am currently at 12.0 seconds).
What are your ultimate goals?
My ultimate goals are all the big ticket items of qualifying for the Worlds, Commonwealth Games and Olympics.
What you have competed and participated in this year and what you have achieved?
Unfortunately, due to COVID recent competitions have either been delayed or cancelled, but I have attended the following:
- State Championships Dec 2020: Silver Medal Points Race and Silver Medal Team Sprint
- National Track Series – Round 2: 1st Place Team Sprint
- Sprint Wars – May 2021: 2nd Place in the Open event, running U17 gearing (raced and won against UCI 2012 World Champion Glenn O’Shea)
Year 10 HPAP Student