Chelsea Egginton

I was proud to present Redhead athlete Chelsea Egginton with two New South Wales Government State Representative Awards. At the 2015 and 2016 Australian Junior Athletics Championships, Chelsea represented New South Wales in high jump, long jump, triple jump and javelin.

In February 2015 Chelsea jumped a huge 1.76 metres to win the New South Wales junior title, ranking her first in the world for her age group and just five centimetres off the all-time record. Chelsea ended 2015 just one centimetre off the best height for her age group in the world. This is despite a serious hip injury that prevented her from competing in the second half of the year. I wish Chelsea all the best in her ambition to qualify and represent Australia in the women's high jump at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

I have no doubt we will continue to see Chelsea achieve great things in her future athletics career. Congratulations Chelsea.