Ten-year-old Lilly is well on track to represent Victoria at a national sporting competition.
A pupil at Mossfiel Primary School in Hoppers Crossing, she has been selected for the School Sport Victoria 10 to 12-year-old team, which will head to Darwin in September.
Lilly will participate in the discus category at the School Sport Australia Championship. Lilly said that she might also take part in shot-put at the event, if another pupil is unable to attend.
Lilly said she “felt really, really excited and really happy” after being selected for the state team, following a trial held at Lakeside Stadium.
“I just like, with discus and shot put, when I go around the state and regionals to compete, I always meet new people and make new friends,” she said.
As a member of Altona Little Athletics, Lilly said that this year, she had placed first in the regional Little Athletics competition for discus and shot-put.
Lilly said that she would like to thank her coach Brett Hardeman and also Erik Johnson, a World Masters discus bronze medallist, whose training camp she attended earlier this year.
“They gave me really good advice, to never give up in discus and shot put, to have heart and believe in myself and all the hard work I have put in,” Lilly said.
Lilly said that apart from athletics, she also enjoys swimming, jujitsu and football.
“I’ve always wanted to play for the Bulldogs,” she said.
Article: Star Weekly