Promising Broome athlete Annabella Thompson named finalist in 7News Young Achievers awards

Sam JonesBroome Advertiser
Annabella Thompson will travel to Sydney in April to compete at the Australian Track and Field Championships.
Camera IconAnnabella Thompson will travel to Sydney in April to compete at the Australian Track and Field Championships. Credit: Sam Jones / Broome Advertiser/RegionalHUB

One of Broome’s most promising young athletes has again been recognised for her achievements, this time being named a finalist in the 7News WA Young Achievers Awards.

Annabella Thompson is a finalist in the surge fitness sports award category, the recognition coming after an impressive performance over the past 12 months. Annabella represented Broome in State and national competitions in multiple sports, including athletics, jiujitsu, boxing, and football.

Annabella’s dedication and hard work have paid off, as she broke the discus throw record at the NT Athletics State Championships in November 2022.

Her talent and commitment have also earned her an invitation to compete in the International Championships in Singapore in July, where she is set to represent the Athletics West International team.

She won a gold medal in the hammer-throwing event and a bronze medal in the discuss at the 2023 WA Track and Field Championships in preparation for this upcoming event.

Annabella has also qualified to compete in the two disciplines at the national track and field championships for her age group in Brisbane this April.

Annabella is not only a talented athlete but also a dedicated community Junior coach for multiple sports within the Broome Community.

Praising the athletics prodigy, Broome Little Athletics president Kelly Ford said Thompson deserved the recognition for the tireless effort she puts into her athletics.

“This young lady trains hard,” she said.

“She gives everything a crack and always puts in 100 per cent and she smashes it all.

“We are all very proud of (Annabella), keep aiming high girl.”

She recently won the community service award at the 2022 Broome Sports Association Awards on November 12, along with her mother and coach, Kat Thompson, who was crowned a State champion after winning three gold medals at the WA State Masters Athletics Championships.

Other finalists in the surge fitness sports award include Cruz Hogan, Emma O’Driscoll and Kayden Minear.

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