I never thought I would find myself writing this article as a journalist for the Bond Newsroom. In fact, I never thought I would find myself as a journalist at all.
Hi, I am Grace Knight and I have been studying a Bachelor of Journalism at Bond for the past two years.
As I am sure many students and staff can relate to, my journey to Bond began with a desire to move from the freezing cold farm I grew up on near Paskeville on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula to the beautiful sub-tropics of ‘the Sunshine State’ – and what better excuse than to complete my university degree.
It took a lot of courage to move away from my family, friends, and everything I had ever known, but I am glad to say the opportunities, friendships, and skills that I have gained at Bond have made the experience worthwhile.
When I first began studying at Bond, I was pretty clueless as to where I wanted to take my career, but having landed my first job in sports journalism, it really is quite fitting that I found myself here.
I have a long history of involvement within sports, competing at a high level in basketball and netball throughout my teenage years and now professionally in the sport of surfing.
I have always had a great passion for sport and what it promotes. Aspects such as community, teamwork, camaraderie and the art of both winning and losing gracefully.
To add to this, the many personal and character-building attributes gained such as dedication, resilience, and leadership which are naturally built throughout sporting involvement.
My favourite aspect of journalism is sharing the stories of all the incredible people I get to meet. I am eager to begin my new journey with the Bond Newsroom and tell the stories of not only our sporting achievements, but also the individuals that come together and make our games work.
So, if you see me around campus or the sports fields, come and say hi!