Dear Editor,

Through the columns of your newspaper, may I please say “congratulations” to Lucy Stephan.

We are all so proud of our Olympic champion. Lucy’s partner, parents, brothers and extended family must be so very proud.

It has been a big year for the Stephan family with Mandy Stephan OAM, receiving an Order of Australia medal for services to maternal and child health in the 2021 Australia Day Honours.

It is fabulous for our community to have such strong female role models like Mandy and Lucy Stephan to aspire to.

Winning gold in Tokyo is great reward for Lucy’s years of dedication and hard work.

Lucy Stephan is an amazing role model for all young people.

Yours sincerely,

Cr Wendy Bywaters