Armidale Show Young Woman Competition
2023 Armidale & New England Young Woman Competition
Katie entered the competition as she saw it as a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, and a way to further her knowledge and skills, while also making some new friends along the way.
Her hobbies include working with animals (especially dogs and cattle), cooking, and spending time with family and friends. Katie is involved with the RFS as a volunteer member, has helped out at local pony club events, and has fundraised for the RSL.
Katie has undertaken a Cert IV in Wool Classing, beef cattle assessment courses, and drought-resilient pasture programs, and hopes to one day take over the family farm and put this knowledge into practice, while also continuing to give back to her community.
Analiese is an assistant nurse/university student who entered the competition to meet other women interested in the rural lifestyle and build contacts that will stay with her throughout her life.
Analiese also wants to challenge herself, and develop her skills in public speaking.
Analiese likes playing team sports, such as rugby union, and working on the family property with her dad and pop.
During the summer period, she took part in the harvest at Rowena in western NSW.
Analiese wants to become a Registered Nurse and work in rural areas helping women and children either in paediatrics or midwifery.
2023 ARMIDALE & NEW ENGLAND Junior YOUNG WOMAN COMPETITION
Sophia entered the competition this year to gain leadership skills, network, and meet new people, while also representing her First Nations community and aims to be an example to encourage other emerging Aboriginal girls to take part in opportunities like the Young Woman experience.
Sophia enjoys cooking and baking, public speaking, connecting, and learning about Country and dance & physical culture (BJP & APDA), as well as working with livestock, which she does as part of the ASC livestock team.
Sophia has represented Armidale in the 2022 Schools Spectacular as part of the ASC Aboriginal Dance Group, was a Premier's ANZAC Memorial Scholar in 2022, and has been involved in events ranging from the Tamworth & Regional Dance Festival to dance workshops for small schools outside of Armidale such as Black Mountain Public School.
Felicity entered the 2023 Junior Young Woman competition to try something new, outside of her comfort zone, and sees the experience as an opportunity to enter a competition that showcases young women in ag, Felicity hopes to encourage more young people to join the agriculture industry.
Felicity enjoys working with livestock, having worked for a Hereford Stud doing the Northern Tablelands circuit of local shows, as well as cricket, tennis, and swimming. During the 2019 Tingha bushfire, Felciity helped out at the evacuation centre, where she helped prepare food and kept kids entertained.
Felicity hopes to finish school and take a gap year to gain some life experience by working in the Northern Territory/outback Queensland, and then go to University and study an agricultural degree.