NAME:   Jess Allen
YEAR OF BIRTH: 2001

Achievements:
Jessica AllenSelection for the Australian 2017 Junior Olympic Hopes Team

2016 STATE TITLES:
1st U16 K1 200/500/1000 & K2 200/500/1000
1st U16 K2 18km

2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2nd U16 K4 200/1000, 3rd U16 K4 500

2016 AWARDS:
West Lakes Canoe Club Best First Year Paddler

2017 STATE TITLES:
1st U16 K1 200/500/1000, K2 200/500/1000 & K4 500

2017 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
5th U16 K1 500 & 8th U16 K1 200/1000
3rd U16 K2 200/500/1000
2nd U16 K4 200/500 & 3rd U16 K4 1000

COACH:  Nicholas Bulmer

WHEN / WHERE / WHY DID YOU BEGIN IN THIS SPORT:
April 2015 School Holiday Program

FUTURE GOALS:
Make Top 3 At Nationals

WHAT KEEPS YOU BUSY OUTSIDE OF KAYAKING?
F
riends & School

GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER:
My Coaches

WHICH COMPETITOR DO YOU RESPECT MOST:
I respect all my competitors, especially the ones I train with

WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Courtney Hancock

IF YOU WERE NOT A KAYAKER WHAT WOULD YOU BE:
Surf Lifesaver

FAVOURITE SPORT / OLYMPIC CHILDHOOD MEMORY:
Watching the Swimming

BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED:
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard