Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

BUSY JADE IS FIT TO BE A SUCCESS; Ipswich-Based State Player Has Noble Goals in Sport, Life

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

BUSY JADE IS FIT TO BE A SUCCESS; Ipswich-Based State Player Has Noble Goals in Sport, Life

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How to nominate

Ipswich City Council offers Sport Excellence Bursaries of up to $300 to amateur junior and senior Ipswich residents who represent Queensland or Australia at a sporting event.

Applying is easy through the online application form available on Ipswich City Council's website at: www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

Junior and senior people awarded a Sport Excellence Bursary will automatically go in the running to receive a monthly Ipswich Sports Award. Winners of the monthly sports award will receive prize money of $400 to support their sporting goals.

DAVID

LEMS

david.lems@qt.com.au

Proud of Leah'S OLYMPIC REWARD

WHILE she pursues her exciting future, Jade Emblem retains fond memories of her time at St Mary's College.

That includes a close bond with another College achiever Leah Neale, who was recently selected in the Australian swimming team for the Rio Olympics.

"I'm so proud of what she has achieved,'' Emblem said. "She deserves it so much.''

WHEN you're a regular winner like Jade Emblem, it's refreshing to hear selfless goals rate highly.

It doesn't take long chatting to the personable and highly motivated Ipswich teenager to understand why she's achieved so much over the past two years.

While representing various club and state teams in hockey is important to Emblem, it's her career ambitions that underline her admirable attitude.

She's studying paramedics, planning to complete a nursing degree, before hopefully working in one of Australia's defence forces.

"I want to make a difference in the world,'' the compassionate former St Mary's College student said.

"Saving someone's life would be a privilege in itself to be able to do that.

"Even if it's the most simpliest thing. Sometimes the simpliest thing can go the extra mile.''

Emblem, 18, is in her first year studying at the University of Southern Queensland Ipswich campus.

Given that she has shared in major successes at state and national level in recent days, it's easy to understand why she's such a busy and ambitious person.

"I've got to keep my options open,'' the Brassall-based player said. …

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