BIO: Kate rose

Kate will participate at the Allied Winter Sports Camp in Canada in 2023

competitor Kate Rose

(Sport) is the cornerstone to my mental health repairing itself.”

Kate Rose, VETERAN

ADF Service:

I enlisted in the British Army in 1993 and served in Iraq in 2004 as a Military Intelligence Interpreter. I also served in the Australian Defence Force from 2008 to 2017, in Signals Corp. 

Age: 56

Hometown:  Canberra, ACT

Current Town:  Chatsworth, QLD

What is the Nature of your injury or illness?

Mental Health; PTSD and Anxiety Disorder due to trauma of interrogation work in Iraq and treatment in ADF. 

Sport background:

I participated in lots of sports in my youth, starting early at age four. I was always playing something and never sat still. I enjoyed Hockey, Softball, Athletics, and Swimming, and a memorable moment was winning bronze in my Cross Country. My biggest achievement however, was regularly competing in the State team for Athletics from ages 14-18 for long jump, and at Pan Pacific Games aged 14. 

In 2022 I won Bronze at the Australian the Indoor Rowing Championships for my age group. Running the London Marathon at age 40 was pretty good too. 

What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?

It’s been the cornerstone to my mental health repairing itself 

Why did you apply for the Adaptive Sport Program?

To succeed within myself 

What will “success” look like for you at the Allied Winter Sports Camp?

The interaction I will experience, the friends I will make, the challenges I will have, the memories I will bring back. 

What does Unconquered mean to you?  

Resilience, Tenacity, Determined, Focused, Energized 

What is your ultimate goal?

To have totally organic, self-sufficient farm 

What is your greatest achievement to date?

My farm

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