Melissa

WHAT HAVE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS BEEN SO FAR?

As a gymnast I have represented my High School as well as my local gymnastics club at regional, state and national competitions. This year I have competed at Armidale, Woolgoolga, Port Macquarie, the Gold Coast and twice at Newcastle (1. Representing my club at the Country Championships. 2. Representing my school at the Combined High School State Championships.). As well as being selected to represent the Far North Coast at the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics State Championships in Sydney this year, I also represented my state at the TeamGym Nationals on the Gold Coast in September. 

WHY DID YOU APPLY FOR THIS GRANT?

Since I have been selected to represent the Far North Coast at the Women’s Gymnastics State Championships in Sydney in October, I am applying for this grant to help my parents with the expenses of this trip.

HOW WILL THIS GRANT BENEFIT YOU? AND HOW DO YOU PLAN ON USING IT?

My parents sacrifice a lot for me to participate in gymnastics. Traveling to Sydney for the State Championships is a large expense for my family and this grant will help towards the cost of accommodation, travel, entry fees, and special uniforms.

WHAT ARE YOU HOPES AND DREAMS FOR THE FUTURE?

I love gymnastics and plan to go as far as I can in my sport. I plan to continue training, competing and representing my school and club as much as possible.

WHO INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?

My coach, Julie Wales, because she makes gymnastics so much fun and encourages us to keep doing our best. I also admire US Olympic gymnast, Simone Biles, because of her achievements and inspiring story. 

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If you are a local Coffs Harbour, Nambucca or Grafton child or junior group who needs assistance with your academic, sporting, community, cultural or social project, we want to hear from you.

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