Today I find myself in a very reflective mood as I announce to everybody my move from Cycling to Rowing.
Being a vision impaired athlete reliant on support from tandem pilots & ski guides I’ve developed some incredible partnerships over the past 12 years.
Regrettably now as the train to Tokyo continues the cycling system has been unable to sustain a tandem pilot. This has left me without the opportunity to pursue Tokyo Paralympic qualification in Cycling and understandably an incredibly difficult situation for all involved. I’d like to thank Cycling Australia for the support in a formal talent transfer to the sport of Rowing.
A new focus has begun & I can’t describe how grateful I am to be working with my coach Hannah Every-Hall, I’ve received so much support from Hannah and Powerhouse Rowing Club. I have been welcomed with open arms and everybody has offered their personal assistance to help me in any way they can. I feel completely blessed for this opportunity and excited for the next chapter.
(Jess with Powerhouse Rowing Club Director of Rowing Hannah Every- Hall)