Sport for Women

Top 100 Sportswomen Nomination

Annette (Nettie) Edmondson is a young track cyclist who shows an incredible unwavering determination to achieve her goals. Nettie competed at the 2012 Olympics in London, winning the bronze medal in the women’s omnium. Read more from Prue Gorman.

Annette Edmondson on Twitter

Annette Edmondson in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: Winning two silver medals in the Team Pursuit and Omnium at my first Track World Championships in 2012.

Greatest achievement off the field: Being able to deviate from my original ‘life plan’ after I finished school in order to pursue what was most important to me at the time; being able to live for the moment.

Who is your sporting heroine? Cathy Freeman. She is a hero to Indigenous Australians, and Australians as a whole. She has shown courage and has inspired so many people to follow their dreams. She also won Olympic Gold, despite the pressures of being the favourite with an unbelievably large home crowd.

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? Depending on different stages of my program, I usually train up to 25-30 hours per week.

What kind of diet or nutrition plan are you on? My diet is pretty basic. If I want to be fitter I reduce the ‘naughty’ foods, but I allow myself a treat every now and then; everything in moderation!

What do you love about your sport? I also love other aspects of cycling, such as the travel, the people you meet, the support you receive, the feeling of fitness and of course the social side of cycling, such as the training rides, coffee shop stops and the connections you make with other cyclists from all over the world.

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? The cost!! Unfortunately cycling is a very expensive sport. Bikes, wheels, helmets, shoes, clothing, gloves, glasses, pedals, shoe cleats, speedometers… the list goes on and on!

What motivates you? I love having direction in my life with something to work towards. I love pushing myself far beyond my own expectations, but most of all, I love the feeling of satisfaction you get after setting a goal and achieving it – there’s nothing like it!!

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? I’m currently studying Health Science part-time at University. I used to work two part-time jobs before the training load became so intense. These were at a local coffee shop and as an instructor for a Bicycle Education Program.

Three words that describe you: Dedicated, competitive and bubbly.

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Give it a crack, you never know where it might take you!

Annette Edmondson Supports Sport for Women Day

Sport for Women Day is a great opportunity to both celebrate women’s sport and a chance to raise vital awareness about the inequity faced by women participating in sport around Australia; a reality we (as female athletes) should not be forced to endure.