My name is Tom O’Halloran and I am currently training to make the Australian Olympic Climbing Team. Representing Australia at the Olympics has been a dream of mine since 2000, when I watched the Sydney Olympics. Now that climbing is a part of the Olympics, I have the opportunity to try to make the team and make the dream come true.
I am trying to raise funds to help make this dream a reality. In the lead up to qualifications in March next year, I am looking to gain much needed experience on the international stage. The lead World Cup season starts in July in Europe and finishes in October in China. The World Championships are being held in Japan in August. I would ideally love to go to as many of these events as possible. Experience in the big events is going to be a key part in my journey to becoming an Olympian.
My ideal would be to raise enough money to be able to travel to Europe for three events on three consecutive weekends in July. And to get to the World Championships in August. If possible, it would also be amazing to compete in the China events at the end of the season.
There are so many people who need support in the world, so it feels uncomfortable raising money for an Olympic dream, but the support is needed to make it happen and I would love to share the journey with you.
Any amount is a huge help and I am extremely, extremely grateful for the help and support.
I'll be posting about my journey on instagram @tom_ohalloran and on my youtube channel.