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  • Junior Sports Hotshot - Winner November 2016


    Ella Wooldridge is one of those teenagers who uses the words “only” and “10k” in the same sentence.
    A rising talent of Macarthur’s triathlon scene, she is the latest recipient of Campbelltown Catholic Club’s monthly Sports Hot Shot prize.
    The Elderslie High student was thrilled, and said the $500 cash that goes with the prize will help buy a set of $1000 wheels for her competition bike.
    Ella, 14, has her heart set on representing Australia in the 2024 Olympics and she hopes to follow in the footsteps of other homegrown stars such as Natalie Van Coevorden and Erin Densham.
    She is already well on the path.
    Ella has been selected into NSW triathlon identification squad and will shortly be travelling to Queensland to represent NSW.
    “Earlier this year she placed second overall in NSW in the All schools triathlon and was selected to go to Nationals,” said proud mum, Carol.
    “She also won the U16 NSW 2km steeple in September at NSW State all schools.
    “Ella also smashed the 11-minute qualifying time running 3km in 10.16 to represent NSW 3km track at the Australian Junior Championships next year.”
    The Kirkham girl trains six days a week and focuses on eating healthy and getting quality sleep – balancing it all with great school marks.
    “Thank you so much to the Catholic Club for their support,” Ella said.
    “I hope to represent Australia in triathlon and, in eight years, the Olympics.”
    Carol praised the support of her daughter’s coach, Guy Creber. “He puts so much time into his athletes.”

    The Club’s Sports Hot Shot award encourages young sportspeople to share their story online for the chance to win cash every month.
    It’s simple for any talented young local sportspeople to enter. Click HERE and Share your sporting story in 250 words (or less) about your junior ‘Sports Hot Shot’. Every month the Club will Award $500 for the best entry.
    Stories don’t just have to be around sporting achievement. It could be about participation, overcoming personal adversity or you may have had your own ‘Steven Bradbury’ moment where you had an unexpected win against all the odds.
    Entrants must live in Macarthur and the nominating parent must be a member of Campbelltown Catholic Club.
    Sports Hot Shot must be 21 years of age or younger. Management’s decision shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. If you’re not already a member and want to take part in this program, you can join Campbelltown Catholic Club membership for as little as $8 per year.

    Ella Wooldridge is posting the strong results in the swimming, cycling, and running needed to succeed.

    Article by: Jeff McGill