Cordeaux Heights paddler Erin Gullick is optimistic three years of toil and travel will return a handsome reward at the the World Dragons Boat Championships.
Gullick graduated from high school last year, but maintained her focus on the sport, training with the Sydney Zodiacs and her parents club in Nowra to push for national selection.
For the past eight months, the 18-year-old has been training with Australian under 24 year squad in preparation for the international meeting, starting in Thailand, starting on August 20.
"It's pretty exciting," she said. "I've been pretty serious about it for about three years now, a lot of training session and gym work.
"So it was great make the Australian squad and prepare for the world titles.
"It's a pretty young team for the division, so it'll be a great experience and hopefully we can compete together for a while.
"I prefer the longer distance events, but that's the great thing about the sport, it's all about teamwork and working together to compete."
It's a pretty young team for the division, so it'll be a great experienceErin Gullick
The world title events are over 200m, 500m, one kilometre and two kilometres.
The titles will include 4000 athletes from 30 countries, with China, Canada and the United State among the top nations.
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