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Jo Brigden-Jones Paddling to Tokyo

I am currently fundraising to support my journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

You can make a tax deductible donation through the Australian Sports Foundation.

See below for the donations form and a link to my fundraising page.

What do you do when you have just qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games, then a week later they get postponed......

 

2020 has been a crazy year for all of us. So many ups and downs, changes, challenges, getting comfortable with the unknowns and planning with uncertainty.

 

I was thrilled to qualify for my second Olympic Team in mid March 2020. The feelings of pride, excitement, relief and joy quickly came crashing down. The Olympics won't be held this year. We have to keep training for an extra 12 months. The disappointment and sense of loss were hard to take. I was planning on retiring from kayaking after the Olympics. For me the postponement means putting my life on hold for another 12 months, more sacrifices and so many early morning training sessions to go.

 

I love my sport. I love being able to training each day, push myself to keep achieving. And I love racing, putting it all together and rising to the occasion on race day. Lucky I have found the positives out of the Olympics postponement and I'm looking forward to the new challenges the year ahead will bring.

The new plan - as part of my commitment to the Olympic Team and my teammates, I am required to relocate from Sydney to the Gold Coast from November 2020 to August 2021. I will be training hard with my team on the Gold Coast to try and achieve our dream of stepping onto the Olympics podium. I train 3 times a day with a mixture of paddling, strength and conditioning and cross training such as running and cycling.

 

In the lead up to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics I will require some support from my local community. I will have to reduce my work hours to enable me to fulfil my training requirements on the Gold Coast. I am fundraising to help cover the costs of everyday living expenses such as mortgage, food, petrol, travel expenses and training costs.

 

I work as a paramedic with NSW Ambulance, it's a job I love and it's great to be able to provide support and care to our community. I also just started a cake business as I love baking and sharing my sweet treats with everyone. But over the next 10 months I have to prioritise my paddling, training and racing. A reduction in work means I need a bit of extra help from you.

 

In the lead up to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics I will require some support from my local community. I will have to reduce my work hours to enable me to fulfil my training requirements on the Gold Coast. I am fundraising to help cover the costs of everyday living expenses such as mortgage, food, petrol, travel expenses and training costs.

My aim is the be the best paddler I can be in the hope to represent Australia with pride and passion. I want to show all Australians how beneficial being active can be, especially when you set yourself high goals and work hard to achieve them.

I am trying to fundraise to help my pursuit to stand on the Olympic podium. 

I am aiming to raise $10,000.

If you would like to donate, please see the link below. 

https://asf.org.au/athletes/jo-brigden-jones-paddling-to-tokyo/

Contact

Northern Beaches

Sydney, Australia

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Tel: 0404 469 510​

jobrigdenjones@hotmail.com

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