Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury is proud to present the succesful applicants of our Aspiring Athlete Sponsorship program. Welcome aboard the Aspire Physiotherapy Family: Helen, Rhianna and Tim!
We look foward to working with each of you and help you achieve your sporting dreams for the year ahead.
Helen was introduced to triathlon in 2015, attending her first race with the Bunbury Triathlon Club, she was hooked. Since this first enticer event she has grown to love and enjoy the lifestyle associated with Triathlon, especially the people you meet, the community atmosphere, and the opportunity to travel. She has raced throughout Australia, and traveled to New Zealand, South Africa, and Kona-Hawaii.
On the other side, she practices as a Clinical Nurse in the Emergency Department of the Busselton Hospital.
Due to the corana virus, her training intensity has stepped back and opened new opportunities to diversify her love of swim, bike, run. She is enjoying getting off road through trail running and a little mountain biking.
With the corona pandemic casting a shadow over triathlon events in the near future, her goals for the coming season will adapt to when and how future events take place.
Interim events in trail running, and cycling adventures will fulfill the remainder of 2020.
Hopefully Helen will be able to compete at IMWA Busselton in December, followed by the 70.3 World Championships which has been postponed to 2021, along with defending my Asia-Pacific Championship Status in Cairns June 2021. Long term she aims to take her Professional License in Long Course Triathlon under the guidance of GK Endurance Coaching and Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury.
Rhianna Di Giuseppe
Rhianna has been doing little athletics for 3 years, starting at under 11’s.
Initially her favourite events were jumping and throwing, however after working with a coach towards the end of the under 12’s season and medaling gold and silvers in 7 events at the country championships in Albany she realised her potential in sprints and hurdles.
Her most recent season seen her progress to 6th place at the state combined event (pentathlon), bronze medal with her team at the state relays, breaking a long standing senior BRAC record in hurdles, as well as 7 gold and 1 silver at the country championships in Margaret River to qualify for state championships. Unfortunately, this was cancelled but qualifying times did show great potential!
Rhiannas favourite part about Little athletics is that she has made really great friends!
Over the next few seasons, little athletics will have amazing opportunities for national events but Rhianna’s first goal is to achieve an individual medal at the state championships and hopefully break a Bunbury Little Athletics record!
Not only does Rhianna enjoy athletics, she has recently discovered a like for soccer. Playing her first season this year with Bunbury United Soccer Club!
Rhianna’s other favourite hobbies and sports are wakeboarding, riding her scooter and skateboarding!