Susie Douglas
First name


Athletics (400m Hurdles)


Bachelor of Exercise Physiology

High School

St Andrew's Cathedral School (SACS)

Junior Club

Balmain Little Athletics Club before transitioning into UTS Norths Athletics Club and now UNSW Athletics Club.

How will a UNSW Sport Scholarship be of benefit to you?

A UNSW Sport Scholarship has been of great benefit to me. It has relieved a lot of financial stress and has allowed me to train to my full capacity. It has also opened up a lot of new opportunities for me, allowing me to gain experience as a student mentor and ambassador as well meeting other amazing athletes. Additionally, the support I’ve received from those in the elite athlete and scholarship department has been amazing, always checking in on me and helping me to do my best both on the track and in the classroom.

My first memory of playing sport is...

My first memory of playing sport was actually playing netball in a team I was far too young to be in (minimum age was 6 and I was 4) but I soon found a love for athletics. My first athletics memory would have been my Year 3 athletics carnival at the local oval. I know I didn’t win, but I think I placed and then kept working at it, until in Year 5 or 6 I finally won my first race.

My most memorable achievement in my sport is...

My most memorable achievement in my sport was my first nationals going over the 400m hurdles, at only my second ever 400m hurdles race. I had come 6th at state and then dropped 5 seconds in the heats and finals to come 2nd at nationals. It was such a huge surprise and a moment of pure happiness when I realised I could actually do something with my love for the sport.