If there’s one thing Bachelor of Education student Katelyn Stansfield is passionate about, it’s sports. More specifically, netball. And as a professional player contracted to the Manly Warringah Sapphires, her skill and dedication have taken her around the world.
Naturally, when it came to choosing a career path, the prospect of sharing her love of sports and healthy living through teaching was truly exciting. She enrolled in a Bachelor of Education majoring in Health and Physical Education and hasn’t looked back.
“Netball has allowed me to develop skills, work as a team, make friends, improve my fitness and understand the importance of consistent improvement. I want to help others enjoy participating in sport as much as I do, and help them to develop skills for lifelong physical activity,” said Katelyn.
“Choosing this degree was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to study here,” she said.
Alongside her studies, Katelyn has been able to continue to pursue her passion for netball in the university setting. In 2018 she represented the University of Newcastle at the Australian University Games on the Gold Coast.
“It was an honour to be a part of a competition where Australia’s best university students could come together to celebrate a week of sport in such a tough competition,” she said.
Katelyn says the support from her University teachers has been key to her success so far.
“The University teaching staff are incredible. They’re all are so passionate about their field of studies, and with their broad range of knowledge, they’re a great resource,” she said.
Through teaching, Katelyn hopes to make a positive impact on generations to come.
“It’s my dream to help people and have an influence in their lives, so this is the perfect degree for me,” she said.
Katelyn Stansfield is studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at the University of Newcastle.
Choosing this degree was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to study here.
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