Balancing professional sport and full-time university as a 20-year-old is never easy, although it isn’t all bad news.

My last exam for my Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences is today!

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I’ve done the course full-time over three years, so finally completing it is so exciting.

Of course, it’s not easy. It gets tough in the second semester with training and match-days, which is how I got stuck finishing today.

I had to reschedule an exam because of travel but the University of South Australia is really supportive and made it easier to manage.

I like to think that I do well; I get distinctions and all that.

It probably helps that I have to hand up my assignments at least a week before they’re due though!

I force myself to get that report in, go over it 10 times and then go through it with each and every friend to make sure I’ve done it right – otherwise I’ll panic for sure.

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Indeed there are those days when my friends and I will say ‘we’ll have a quick lunch and then go back to study’, but just end up just chilling for hours.

But If I have to I’ll do it.

If I don’t I’ll just have a bit of fun, cause what’s university without relaxation?

I actually hope to follow-up this course with a Masters in either dietetics or teaching.

It will be another full-on two years added on but at 22 I could have a Bachelor and a Masters so that’s pretty motivating.

I love the student life. Not only do you get a good education but you make great friends and you have different experiences every day.

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That being said, I want to play football for as long as I can.

I love the sport, I love being a part of a team and I can only see women’s football improving dramatically over the next 10 years and more, so living in that change will be great.

That is, apart from suffering heartbreaking losses like last week’s in Brisbane.

Losing in the last five minutes from a deflection (again!) was devastating for the girls because as a collective group we know we can play much better. But the simple things let us down as we had some good chances, but we committed too many turnovers.

It should be a different story at home though as we aim to never lose here.

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Performing well is especially important in front of our fans to help create that enjoyment and fun that we want people to see.

As a team we have to reach our goal and aim for that final, so three points this weekend is a must.

 

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A midfielder for Adelaide United, Georgia will be writing a column before every Reds home game for the Westfield W-League 2017/18 season.