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Sporting Schools School Yard to Sports Star: Emily Tapp


Commonwealth Games silver medallist Emily Tapp has always had a love of sport – whether it be swimming, athletics, cross country, tennis, water polo or soccer.

Even after she became a paraplegic after an accident in 2011, her love of sport competition continued thanks to triathlon.


“I think it’s important to try all those sports and see which ones you do and don’t like so you can eventually find one that you like.”


Emily is so inspiring, see her video above.


Sporting Schools is a $200 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport, before, during and after school. Want to run a Triathlon program at your school?  Check out all the details on the Triathlon Australia page.

Looking for a club in your area? http://www.triathlon.org.au/Participation/Triathlon_Clubs.htm