Vol­un­teer’s na­tional win

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Ja­son Men­nell

Kam­balda Am­a­teur Swim­ming Club vol­un­teer Ju­lia Roberts has won the na­tional Swim­ming Aus­tralia’s Op­tus Lo­cal Leg­end of the Year award.

Rep­re­sent­ing WA, Ms Roberts was hon­oured at the Swim­ming Aus­tralia Gala Awards Night held in Mel­bourne a fort­night ago for her tire­less com­mit­ment to the lo­cal swim­ming club.

She has been a stal­wart of the club for more than a decade and al­though she is of­fi­cially the recorder and reg­is­trar, she has chipped in with nu­mer­ous other du­ties to keep the club run­ning smoothly.

Ms Roberts said rep­re­sent­ing the State was an hon­our but she re­ally did not be­lieve she had any chance of scoop­ing the cov­eted ac­co­lade.

“I re­ally wasn’t ex­pect­ing it at all so I was def­i­nitely in a bit of shock, it was a bit sur­real,” she said.

“I thought we were just go­ing over just be­cause I had won the WA award and I thought we were just go­ing as part of the prize.

“We got there and they told me I had to go here and there and the next thing I got the award. I was in shock ac­tu­ally, it was pretty crazy.”

Pic­ture: Tori O'Con­nor

Ju­lia Roberts

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