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Help Me Compete in the 2019 World Cup Circuit

$9,246 of $11,000 goal

Raised by 386 people in 1 month
Created December 11, 2018
34732404_1544570086363394_r.jpegHello, my name is Anna Davey and I am a climber living in Perth, Western Australia.

I started climbing 5 and a half years ago. It was hobby that went way too far. I became addicted and obsessed as most climbers do. Before I knew it, my weekend hobby was starting to look like more of a career. I knew there was no money in climbing from the start. I was never doing it for money, it was for the challenges, the glory and the laughter. Hence, I've had to live two fairly imcompatible lifestyles to fund my climbing addiction.  I work fairly hard at a desk all day and at night I attempt to crush boulders! 

I rallied hard in 2017 and 18, knowing one thing only, that if I ever wanted to compete overseas, it's all or nothing at training.

I made it! I have just been selected for the Australian Open Bouldering International Team after a very successful 2018 competing in Australia.

This means I can represent Australia overseas next year in 6 world cups and the world championships in Japan!

Selection for the world cup circuit has been my dream for the past 5 years and now that I’ve made it, I would like to devote my heart and soul into training for it. I don’t like to do things by halves and I wouldn't want to go knowing I didnt give it 100%.

 Unfortunately, unlike other countries, in Australia all climbers are responsible for their own expenses to compete for their country.  We have no funding source as of yet. 

Climbing in Australia is fast gaining popularity since the announcement that it will be show cased in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In 2017, the Australian Sports Committee also recognised climbing as a sport and Sport Climbing Australia (our Federation) is now doing everything in its power to secure sponsorship for athletes, but that will take some time.

Many milestones were achieved last year, unfortunately Australian athletes are still struggling financially without and funding from the Government or our Federation.

To compete oveseas in 2019, I must pay for international flights, visas, transport, hotels, my coach and federation fees. On top of that I really need to take time off work to train and recover. My work schedule isn’t very compatible with proper training. 

Please don't feel like you need to give much! Any tiny amount of money will be greatly appreciated, even $1. 

Stay up to date with my journey on my Instagram @anna.davey and I'll shout out to donors! 

Any amount over my target, I will be donating to other athletes in my position.

Thanks so much! 

Anna 
xxxxx
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Update 4
Posted by Anna Davey
5 days ago
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Hi Guys!
Thank you so much for the support and kind messages! I am only $2000 from my goal now! It's been a long journey and I am so greatful! I really need your help to get me over the line! I need 200 x $10 donations In exchange you will one programme per $10! Chose from abs, hangboard or a warm up programme. If you donate $30 I'll send you them all! Please share on Facebook if you can't donate. Thanks so much xx
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Update 3
Posted by Anna Davey
13 days ago
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Thanks for the support beautiful people! I've made it past the halfway point! I can now pay for all my flights but still need to raise $4.5k to pay for the IFSC designated hotels. Please help me get there with a small donation

I am emailing out my year long abs and fingerboard training programmes with donations over $10.

If you can't donate, pretty please share the page for me ❤

Sending love
Anna
Xxxx
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Update 2
Posted by Anna Davey
18 days ago
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Thanks so much for donations so far guys I'm sooooo close to that halfway mark so I still need lots of help to represent Australia. I will be doing 2 world cups in China, one in Germany and the World Championshipa in Japan!
Any tiny amounts will help!
I'm offering free training programmes with donations over $10AUD
Thanks so much
Xxx
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Update 1
Posted by Anna Davey
26 days ago
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Hello everyone!
Thank you so much for the support!
I have raised enough to fund: flight Perth to China ($600) and almost the hotels in China! (12 days about $800)
Next goal is to fund the flight from China to Germany approx $1000
No contribution is too small!
Love you all
Anna
Xxx
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