Personal Training and Physiotherapy
Lily Bardsley credits her academic and sporting success to a range of factors; encouragement from her family and friends, hard work, determination and two-minute noodles.
Lily’s time at Kincumber High School was spent representing at high levels in cricket in football, speaking at assemblies as sports captain, and as caption of the NSW Under 18 Cricket Teams. She says, “Mostly my memories of school are of sport and friendships. If I wasn’t playing sport, I was at school talking to my friends during class, lunch, recess, assembly and any other time I could. I also remember learning sometimes… My memories of school are all positive and I actually enjoyed attending.”
"If we are happy in what we are succeeding at I think that is really what makes a person successful.”
After completing her HSC in 2013, Lily was awarded a scholarship to study at the University of Canberra. At university, she completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. Lily says, “During my degree I was lucky enough to travel to Canada and America on a study tour attending the best sport science labs, universities and facilities in the world.” Throughout her degree, Lily also played cricket professionally for the ACT Meteors and the Melbourne Stars, where she was able to travel the nation for cricket.
Unfortunately, Lily was forced to retire at 21 due to ongoing hip problems which required two surgeries. Although her cricketing days are behind her, Lily is now working as head administrator and personal trainer at physiotherapy practice. In her spare time, Lily gives back to the community by volunteering for Ronald McDonald House and Camp Quality. In early January, Lily is thrilled to be undertaking studies in Medicine at the University of Notre Dame.
Lily credits her success to her parents, who supported her in all aspects, from driving her to major sporting events and getting her through stressful exam periods. She says that success doesn’t stand for just one thing, “I think success is highly subjective to the individual. I think success is achieving happiness. If we are happy in what we are succeeding at I think that is really what makes a person successful.”