Katelyn Rika

Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory

Golfer, high achiever, role model

Katelyn’s achievements in the sport of golf belie both her age and location. Hailing from remote Arnhem Land, she first picked up a golf club at the age of eight. In four short years, she has won a host of local and state-based titles, including the Northern Territory Junior Masters. Although the local Gove golf course only has nine holes and the nearest competitive events are over 1,000km away, Katelyn is determined to be the first junior Territorian to win the Australian Amateurs: “No matter where you live, dreams can be achieved with the right support. I hope my story and success will inspire more young people, especially young women, to keep working hard to achieve their dreams.”