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Ruby Sutherland - you absolute superstar!!!

June 3, 2019
Sport Access Foundation

With our 2019 grants now open, we caught up recently with one of our three 2017 recipients, Ruby Sutherland.

Ruby was awarded a grant to be able to purchase her own rowing skull and oars. Her new equipment allowed her to excel in Para-Rowing, and she is now a studying at the Australian Catholic University under an elite athlete scholarship.

Ruby who is legally blind, and has Celebral Palsy used her Sport Access Foundation grant money to buy modified oars and a new skull - which she named after our founder, Katie Kelly.

She continues to develop and thrive in her para-rowing pursuit. Ruby has recently broken several world records in the Ergo rowing events in her class.

Ruby now holds the World Record for the 2km ID erg AND the 500m ID World Record!

Furthermore, she has been invited to row at the prestigious Henley Women's Regatta (HWR) in the UK in June 2019. She is the first Australian female para rower to represent at the Regatta!

Big congrats Ruby and to all your amazing coaches and support team at Balmain Para Rowing Club.

Sport Access Foundation is proud of Ruby's determination to achieve her goals in sport and her studies.

You can follow Ruby's feats by giving Balmain Para Rowing Club a 'Like' on their Facebook page. Click the button below to be taken there.


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