All-rounder shares her love of competition

Kiama MP Gareth Ward with Kiama athlete Emily Robinson and the four NSW State Representative Awards she received for her sporting efforts. Picture: PHIL McCARROLL

Kiama MP Gareth Ward with Kiama athlete Emily Robinson and the four NSW State Representative Awards she received for her sporting efforts. Picture: PHIL McCARROLL

KIAMA'S Emily Robinson has been recognised for her efforts on the track and in the field, receiving four NSW State Representative Awards.

Robinson, 18, represented NSW at the Athletics Australia Australian Junior Championships in 2013 and 2014, as well as the Athletics Australia Junior Combined Events Championship in 2013 and 2012.

A talented cross-discipline athlete, Robinson has competed and gained impressive results in a number of events across the meets including long jump, triple jump, shot put, javelin and the heptathlon.

"Athletics is something I've been doing for quite a while," she said. "I started out at Kiama Little Athletics and I've done it all through school; it's something I really enjoy.

"In some ways the heptathlon's my favourite event. You get to experience a bit of everything which is good, but it can be a bit difficult with training because you can't just focus in on one thing."

The NSW State Representative Awards are another feather in the cap for Robinson, who was named Sports Person of the Year at Kiama Council's Australia Day celebrations.

While she is a talented track and field athlete, Robinson's sporting commitments don't end there.

"I play State League netball for Sutherland and at the moment I'm coaching the Kiama under-12s representative side, which is really fun.

"It's good because the netball gives me something to do in the months athletics isn't on. The only time it gets a bit annoying is when preseason training starts for netball, which is when the athletics season is wrapping up and you have the big events on."

In presenting the awards, Kiama MP Gareth Ward said Robinson was one of many talented sportspeople the Kiama area has produced and that it was pleasing to see her helping future generations through coaching and volunteering.

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