Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship recipient Poppy Richards.
Poppy was presented with her Scholarship award at the Inaugural Aspirations4Kids in Sport Awards
Lunch on Thursday 2 nd November, 2017.
An Aspirations4Kids in Sport Scholarship Award recognises a nominee, who has demonstrated an
outstanding effort to overcome major adversity to playing their chosen sport.
Poppy Richards has some life challenges such as cerebral Palsy and periventricular leukomalacia. This
means that although she suffers moderate pain, an uneven gait and balance issues, she continues to
train every day. She competes in cross country, swimming, lifesaving, netball and is a Qld Par-
Playing sport continues to give Poppy the self-esteem and confidence to move forward in her sport
and her schooling. The fitness and strength she gains from participating in sport increase the
functional use of her legs as well as assisting her to set realistic goals for success in multiclass sport.
She works hard at school, is a delightful and conscientious student and consistently participates in all
She is a mentor to others and her dream is to continue to mentor others with disabilities.
Poppy is a wonderful example of an Aspirations4Kids in Sport Scholarship Award winner and we are
happy and excited to be on this journey with her.