Sports Award Continues Jessica Watson's Wave of Success


Jessica was announced as the winner of the 2010 Young Performer of the Year, at the annual Sports Performer of the Year Awards in Melbourne last night.

The award was voted on by the Australian public, with over 150,000 votes registered.

"I really didn’t do it for the accolades, but I am grateful to all the people out there who voted for me,” said Jessica.

Jessica also said it was incredible that her adventure had inspired so many young people both here in Australia and also across the globe.

“It is lovely when I get other young people telling me that my voyage inspired them and made then want to chase their goals too. It's been nice to share the story with so many other young people during the Australian book tour and also overseas - especially in China, where I met thousands of young students who were keen to know more about the sport of sailing."



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