Young aspiring Central Coast athlete, Ashley Pernecker has been selected to compete at the 2018 Track & Field Tour - Canada in July. At just 13 years of age, the pocket rocket is already an inspiration to many, juggling school and a heavy training schedule, she is one determined and committed young lady who is setting the field on fire as she continues to conquer the track.
With a dream to study in America on a sport's scholarship and to compete at the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games, Ash, as she is affectionately known is ready to do all it takes to become a world class runner. Despite being in her teens, Ashley has already achieved a lot in her athletic career with her most recent achievement being selected to compete in Canada in July this year.
Like so many elite athletes, the journey to greatness is often a costly one. Pernecker and her family are hence working hard to raise funds to ensure she can race in Canada. Being the healthy athlete she is, Pernecker does not believe in selling chocolates to raise funds for a sporting event as is often traditionally done. Instead a fund has been set up to help her achieve her goals. Money raised will be go towards the cost of her team uniform, accommodation, meals, airfare and competition.
Her number 1 fan and super supportive mum, Julie Pernecker, says "no amount is too small and would mean a lot to Ashley to see people believe in her".
to help get Ashley to Canada.