My life as a physie girl 5 words is…  fun, friendship, dedication, teamwork and joyful.

My earliest physie memory is…. that my brother and I would get in our dressing gowns after dinner and go with mum to watch her teach the physie seniors. At 5 I knew I wanted to be exactly like the big girls and ever since I couldn’t wait to be in the senior class.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever received was…. to not think about anyone other than yourself when competing. Don’t think about the great physie girls in your section. All you can strive towards is doing your very best on the floor.

My favourite quote is…. “There’s no place I’d rather be.”

My favourite physie moment was… when I won nationals in 2018. Hearing my number being called out was the most surreal experience.  I truly thought I’d heard the wrong number. I had to check multiple times that I wasn’t dreaming.

I’ll never give up physie because…. it’s my happy place. It’s my opportunity to let out any emotions I’ve bottled up or just escape from school, not to mention the friendships I have made.

When I’m not doing physie I’m…. studying for the HSC.

I’ll always be grateful for….. having physie as an outlet. I love it so much and always know is there. I’m also grateful for my beautiful friends I have gained through physie.

My favourite routine is…. Contemporary. I have always been so excited to be able to perform a contemporary and this year I finally can!

My favourite thing about performing is…. coming off the floor when you have done your very best. No matter the outcome, when you know you couldn’t have done any better, that’s truly the best part of performing.

I’m looking forward to…. competing in interclubs again. It’s always so much fun being able to see your friends from other clubs who you only see once or twice a year.

My physie teacher always says…. “I’m so proud of you all, I burst my bra” (from standing up so straight!)

I am inspired by…. my teachers Mandy and Kiara. They inspire and push me to be the best physie girl I can be and I am forever grateful for them. My mum inspires me day in and day out. I wish I could remember seeing her do physie. I was around 4 when she stopped competing so I can only imagine the amazing physie girl she was. I have always been inspired by the fact she won nationals and her constant encouragement that if “I can do it you can do it” really inspired me to believe I could one day accomplish what she did. She continues the find new ways to inspire me each day without even knowing it. My beautiful nan is also a huge inspiration for me. She doesn’t hesitate to give up her time to help me and has shaped the physie girl I am today. I can’t thank her enough.