Victoria Trevitt showcasing her awards | Amanda Trevitt | Image supplied
Local rower Victoria Trevitt may only be 14, but she already has her sights set firmly on one day representing Australia in the Olympic Games.
Victoria has only been competing for a year and a half, but has already achieved an impressive resume of wins and awards. Her most coveted award was the Walker and Hall Chalice, a Handicap Open Age Men and Women’s event that dates back to 1924. Victoria defied the odds by making the final in a three way tie, resulting in a big win nine seconds clear of second place.
On the back of this victory was the JB Sharp Regatta she recently competed in at Iron Cove in Sydney. Victoria was successful at the Regatta and was undefeated in the Under 16 Single Scull Women’s event. She was the major contributor for points in the Men’s and Women’s Under 16 Single Scull which enabled the Nepean Rowing Club to win the Combined $500 LEA Award.
Add to this the BMG Aviation Scholarship and it’s clear to see that Victoria’s dedication to the sport is of the highest level. “I train nine times a week. I have four morning sessions and five afternoon sessions. During the rowing season, I am up most mornings at 4:30am to go to training, then attend school and then go back to training in the afternoons. Training does continue in the off season, but I can sleep in until about 5:30am” she said.To read the full story visit our current In-Print Edition.