Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Kaye Scott

Australian boxer, Kaye Scott

Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai) (19:46): I rise to speak about Wahroonga boxer, Kaye Scott, who claimed a national title at the Australian National Boxing Championships in Melbourne in June.

“Scotty”, as she is known, is no stranger to success. In 2014, she captained the Australian Boxing Team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and qualified for the quarterfinals in the Middleweight division.

Two years later she became the most successful amateur Australian boxer at a World Championships when she claimed a silver medal in the Light Heavyweight division in Kazakhstan.

After dropping two weight divisions, in 2017 Scotty won the NSW state title in the Welterweight division, qualified for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and went on to win the Bronze Medal.

That result has only sharpened her focus on qualifying for the 2020 Olympics, with last month’s triumph over Queensland’s Reesha Lewis filling her with confidence that she will indeed make her Olympic debut.

I wish Scotty all the best for the World Championships in October and the official Olympic qualifying period commencing in December.