Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 10.04.2017

Alice Coddington

Class of 2006
OCCUPATION Basketball player with the UC Canberra Capitals and Policy Analyst at the Australian Treasury
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Banksia
  • Bachelor Degree, Utah State University, Science, 2007-2011
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What does life look for you now?

I live in Canberra and play basketball in the Women’s National Basketball League for the UC Canberra Capitals while working at the Australian Treasury as a Policy Analyst.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

There are plenty to choose from. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Radford and wish I could do it all again. I made a lot of great friends, many of whom I am still close with today, and felt at home in the Radford community. A fond memory that sticks out was listening to the speech that was given by a former student each year at the Foundation Day opening assembly.

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

My family.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

Not easy, and I am ever contemplating what I want to do and what is next for me. That’s the beauty of life, it evolves as you do, there will always be opportunities if you are willing to have a go and work hard.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

After finishing Year 12 at Radford College I was offered an athletic scholarship to attend University and play basketball in the US. It was a fantastic experience and an opportunity that I am very thankful for and fortunate to have had. After graduating I returned to Australia and started playing with the Capitals. In 2014, I was offered a place in the Treasury Graduate program. I am enjoying combining playing basketball in the WNBL while working at Treasury as a Policy Analyst and the different challenges it brings.

What advice do you have for current students?

Enjoy it, some of the best friendships you have will be made at school. Listen to your teachers, work hard, but don't be too tough on yourself, and most of all have fun.

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