South Australia Young Achiever Awards 2012
The South Australian Young Achiever Awards recognise the contribution that young South Australians make to South Australia. In every community, there are young people who work hard to realise their hopes and dreams, and to make a difference in the world. The SAYA Awards seeks to recognise and reward those achievements.
Worldwide Online Printing is a proud supporter of the SAYA Awards and this year there are three worthy nominees for the Worldwide Online Printing Sports Award. In recognition of their successes we would like to share their achievements with you all. For possibly the first time there is a brother and sister nominated in the same category, the Worldwide Online Printing Sports Award.
Hannah Davis, 26 of Glenelg was identified by the SASI Talent ID program as a candidate for kayaking at the age of 14. She has held a SASI scholarship ever since and an AIS scholarship since 2005. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics Hannah won a Bronze medal in the ladies K4 500 metre event. At the 2011 World Championships, Hannah placed 5th in the ladies K4 500 earning Olympic Qualification. She also won a Bronze medal in the ladies K2 200 metre event. Hannah actively supports numerous community initiatives, junior paddlers and is the Women’s Captain for the Australian National Sprint Kayak team.
Annette Edmondson, 20 of Stirling has represented Australia in cycling for many years and continues to win a range of national and international races. Nette is a Junior World Silver Medallist and is in the “Shadow Team” competing for Olympic Selection at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. As part of this preparation, she will compete for Australia at various 2012 Track World Cup Championships. She is also studying Medical Science at the University of Adelaide and assists with a bicycle education training program for young children and is a Youth Ambassador for Reconciliation SA.
Alexander Edmondson, 18 of Stirling has proven that determination is a key to sporting success. In 2006 he was selected for SASI’s Talent ID Program. After 12 months, Alex was not offered an extension. Through hard work and good results, in 2009 he was awarded a scholarship. In 2011 he was selected to represent Australia at the Junior World Track Championships in Moscow breaking two world records, the Junior World the Elite Track World Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan winning Gold in the Road Championships in Copenhagen and Madison and Silver in the team pursuit.
Join with us to wish all nominees the best of luck, with the winner announced on Saturday 17th March.