Q: What do you think is the best thing about physie?

A: I think that in tough times physie is a constant positive for all girls. It has been in my life.

Q: When did you start physie?

A: I started at age 6 and have been lucky enough to go to lots of different clubs, moving house and moving to clubs to be in a team etc.  I’ve made incredible friends for life.

Q: Where do you do physie now?

A: 5 years ago I was a senior at Figtree and thought I’d try ladies but back then there was no ladies class there. So my teacher Emma encouraged me to try the young ladies class at Mt Ousley and I’ve been there ever since.

Q: Is there one physie moment that stands out for you?

A: 2 years ago, when I was 30, I decided to have another ‘crack’ at seniors I was lucky enough to find myself back on the Opera House stage. I have to say it was an incredible moment in time for me just to be there and to be on stage with my physie teacher (and big inspiration) Nadina Bampton.

Q: What’s the most important thing that you’ve got out of physie?

A: It would have to be love and support.  I couldn’t compete last year because I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, rudely cutting my physie year short!

But I experienced so much love and support from the physie community, from Lyn Sadd’s endeavours in raising money for research and donating it to the Garvin Institute in my name ($25,000 no less!), to the girls from Figtree and Mt Ousley always offering their help and inspiration, I have found myself very grateful for having done physie for as long as I have, and for the friends I’ve made.

It shows that whatever else is happening in life, physie is always there. It’s where friends meet, experiences are shared, and it breeds confidence and strength.

Q: So what are your plans for this year?

A: I’ll be back attempting seniors again this year and, if my body isn’t up to par, then I know I can always do ladies. I’ve loved physie for 25 years and I didn’t think it could get any better but it has.