Carla Papac – Speech in the House of Representatives 11/09/23
Hansard 11/09/2023 House of Representatives
Mr LLEW O’BRIEN (Wide Bay) (16:16): Noosa resident Carla Papac is a 25-year-old ironwoman making waves in and out of the surf. Carla’s dedication is unmatched as the reigning champion of the Coolangatta Gold, the iconic five-hour, 42-kilometre endurance race. Carla trains up to four hours daily, and even six hours on her days off, but her commitment doesn’t end when she comes off the sand. As an exercise physiologist with Noosa Physiotherapy Centre, she’s helping others to be their best also. Carla clinched her first national title in 2016 and has since represented Australia and been a stalwart on the Nutri-Grain ironperson series for three consecutive years. Away from competition, Carla is a trailblazer in her female health education role, through her co-founded venture, Woman Performance, leveraging her understanding of female physiology.
Yet, with all her accolades, Carla remains a self-funded athlete. Come on, corporate Australia, supporting this amazing woman isn’t just giving a top Aussie athlete a helping hand; it makes great business sense. To the business world: Carla Papac needs and deserves a sponsor that matches her determination and Aussie spirit. Join her journey and sponsor Carla Papac.