Tickell’s running feats earn scholarship

November 24, 2023 BY

In the blood: Chelsea Tickell has joined her father Lucas and brother Logan as a recipient of a Bendigo Sports Star of the Year scholarship award. Photo: FILE

DISTANCE runner Chelsea Tickell is the latest recipient in the Bendigo Sports Star of the Year scholarship.

A member of South Bendigo Athletics Club, Chelsea struck double gold as she represented Bendigo South East Secondary College at the Victorian All Schools field and track championships at Lakeside Stadium.

Racing in the under-15 class, Chelsea won the 1500 meters in 4:49.57 at the South Melbourne track.

A week later she took out the 800-metre final in 2:23.09.

Chelsea represented Bendigo Bats in several rounds of last season’s Victorian cross-country action at St Anne’s Winery in Ravenswood, Cruden Farm, and The Tan relays.

The scholarship intake of 2021 included Chelsea’s brother, Logan who is also starring on the track and cross-country racing.

The eldest of the siblings, Zackery was co-captain of Golden Square’s under-18s footy team which was runner-up this year.

In 1995-96 it was the running feats of Lucas Tickell, father of Zackery, Logan and Chelsea who earned the Cyril Michelsen Trust Fund award.

The upcoming function for Sports Star sponsors on 7 December at Red Energy Arena will include golfing champion and 2020-21 Sports Star of the Year, Lucas Herbert as a special guest.

The night will include a presentation by Herbert, and also a chance to hear from some of the 2023 scholarship recipients.

Marathon champion Jill Wilkie, a finalist for Sports Star in 2023 following her success in last month’s Chicago Marathon will also be there.

Scholarship recipients receive cash and 12-month membership at D-Club Fitness in Bendigo’s Bath Lane.