Last week I found out I was selected for the Queensland Pathway 8+. Training started immediately and next week I'll be travelling to Sydney (on the 4th April) again on the Pathway tour. Which is part of selection for the Australian Junior World team travelling to Rotterdam in August.
Since I started rowing in grade 8 I have been building for my selection in the Pathway team and everything is beginning to fall into place. I was honestly so stoked to make it in and it's still kind of sinking in.
The cost of the tour is $1,200 which covers transport (including flights and bus/car hire, boat transport costs), accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and dinners and uniforms. This does not include spending money, additional food (as an athlete this is struggle street), and other costs that unexpectedly come up as I found out at Nationals recently.
At such short notice I realise that raising such a large amount is going to be quite a difficult task. I know I asked for help recently and I apologise for asking again however this funding makes the world of difference to my family and I. Having the opportunity to race inter-state and hopefully inter-nationally is huge and I appreciated the help everyone was so generous with when I went to Nationals.
Rowing is such a challenging and painful sport, to move a boat through the water with the speed required to compete at any level is something that needs ridiculous amounts of commitment. The rewards of Rowing are something you can only understand if you put yourself in the boat.
I've worked so hard for this opportunity for five years now, and it would mean so much to me if you could help me travel to Sydney next week.
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