Princess Grace hopes to light up Stawell

Date: 30th March 2021

One of the youngest competitors in the Change Our Game Women’s Gift this year will be the record-breaking Grace Kelly, whose proud father Kevin is part of the team at Stawell Gift partner Powercor.

The 14-year-old from Warrnambool can’t wait to get there, and along with her dad, is proud to be part of the Powercor family and its support of local communities.

“It’s great that Powercor is sponsoring the sport that I love,” said Grace.

Grace competed at Stawell in 2018 and 2019, in the Little Athletics 100m and the Under 18 100m, but this year she is old enough to enter the Women’s Gift.

“It will be exciting to be there with my family and friends watching and my squad DPS are all competing,” said Grace who trains with the Duynhoven Perry Sprinting stable.

After taking the 100m and 200m in her age group in the Victorian Championships for the last three years, since turning 14 Grace has been making waves at Women’s Open events and it has been quite a season.

“I recently raced at my home town Warrnambool in the VAL Open Women’s Gift and ran in the red and won the final. I also raced the following day at the Ballarat Gift and won the fastest woman athlete of the meet. I made the Ballarat Gift Women’s Open final and was the backmarker off the mark of 3m.”

The impressive teen is running sub 12 seconds for 100m and has been given a handicap of 4.25m for the Women’s Gift at Stawell.

“I will try my best and hopefully make a semi-final and from there you never know what can happen. It’s my first year into the Open Women’s as I am still 14.

“My goal is to continue to enjoy athletics with my squad DPS, race at Nationals in Sydney in a few weeks and hopefully run a PB in the 100/200m.”



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