The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Campese name back in lights as Sienna eyes multi-sport glory


SHE’S the daughter of a rugby union icon who has the bold ambition to follow in her father’s footsteps and represent Australia – but in not one, but an incredible four sports.

Sienna Campese is starring for the NSW Blues at the under-18 hockey championsh­ips in Tasmania being livestream­ed across News Corp websites, including The Courier-Mail, and boasts one of the most famous surnames in Australian sport as the daughter of Wallabies great David Campese.

But the 16-year-old has ambitions to build her own legacy by taking her talents to the top of not just hockey but water polo, tennis and the sport that made her father a household name, rugby union.

“I’m hoping (to represent Australia in multiple sports). I never thought it was possible, but from some of the inspiratio­nal movies I’ve watched and stories I’ve heard of ladies playing different sports for Australia, since hearing that, it’s opened up a whole new world of opportunit­y,” Sienna, who is also a gun netballer, said. “Recently I’ve been quite torn between some sports, because I really enjoy water polo and tennis as well.”

Her club and NSW coach, Alan Charlton, believes Campese has the drive to reach the highest level in hockey. “She has a lot of intensity, not just when she plays but when she trains,” he said.

 ??  ?? David Campese with his daughter Sienna.
David Campese with his daughter Sienna.

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