23 October 2019
Not everyone would travel over 1000 kilometers to hit the pro golf greens, but for Katelyn Rika, this is her reality.
Residing in North East Arnhem Land, Katelyn is the Northern Territory’s number one golfing junior and number one golfing female.
With an impressive handicap of +1, Katelyn commutes from her coastal town of Nhulunbuy to Darwin or Cairns, where she then must catch connecting flights to get to her next golf game.
In 2018, Kateyln established a sponsorship project with the Australian Sports Foundation to aid her in pursuit of her golfing career.
“This fundraising program will enable me to have access to more opportunities to participate in National ranking events, which will improve my amateur ranking as a junior/female golfer, to one day represent my country in golf at the national and international level”, she said.
On Friday 18th October, Katelyn visited the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation headquarters in Gove, NT to accept a sponsorship package proudly delivered by Bunuwal Fuel Director, Bakamumu Marika.
Bakamumu wished Katelyn all the best for her future tournaments.
Katelyn Rika (centred) visits the Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation headquarters in Gove, NT to accept a sponsorship package from Bunuwal Fuel.