It’s been an exciting time of late, and by the looks of things, it’s not about to slow down. I was lucky enough to be asked to co-host ABC grandstand radio last week. As someone who is sport crazy, I had an absolute ball and learnt a lot about how these shows are produced.
As a journalism student it was also the perfect opportunity to get a head start on the rest of the students in my degree and to get some hands on experience. I talked about the Commonwealth Games and was asked some tough questions including the non selection of a friend of mine, and a legend of the game, Karen Murphy. I could definitely get used to be being a radio host though!
Click here to listen to part of my time on ABC Grandstand.
This week I'm making my NSW debut, hoping I can do better than the Blues’ State of Origin side of late, or the past five years to be honest! This is likely to be a controversial topic within the bowls community, but unfortunately this isn’t a State of Origin event, and your eligibility is determined by your current club. I will be playing third for Julie Keegan (a fellow former Queenslander) which is always great fun. We've played a lot of international games together but never any state games, so were hoping to be successful in a lovely shade of Blue!
Our road to Delhi has officially started now that selections have been made and the first of six training camps will be staged in early July at East Cessnock. The national squad is doing our best to practice on greens as close to those laid in New Delhi, but when the greens in Australia are generally perfect, this can be a difficult task. If only India wasn’t so far away, we could practice there more often, and that would certainly help with our preparations, but it isn’t to be.
Every day I think about what I’m doing, and what I can do to win gold at the Games, and my training has really ramped up. I’m spending a lot of time on the greens at St Johns Park, hoping that I'll be at my peek in October.
Well that’s it for now.