Aly Bull






2020/2021 SERIES




Name: Aly Bull
Competitive club: Alexandra Headland SLSC
Original Club: Alexandra Headland SLSC
Best round of 2020/21: N/A
Best series finish: 9th place in the 2012/13 Nutri-Grain Iron Series
Aussie title(s):  2019 - Open Female Ski, Mixed Double Ski, Women's Double Ski, Open Ski Relay


After a ten-year hiatus, two-time Olympian sprint kayaker Aly Bull has turned her focus back to the Nutri-Grain Iron Series. Representing Alexandra Headland SLSC since the under-6’s, Bull debuted in the 2012/13 Nutri-Grain Series, backed up in 2013/14, and has since represented Australia twice at the Olympic Games. Only the second dual Olympian and Nutri-Grain IronWoman after Naomi Flood, Bull donned the green-and-gold during the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, competing in the Women’s K1 and K2 500m. Outside of sport, Bull works as a firefighter with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Aly, how old were you when you started surf lifesaving and why?

I was 5 turning 6 when I started surf lifesaving. My parents signed us up when we were little as we lived on the coast and needed to know the ins and outs of the surf. It was also a great way to make friends.

Who was your hero growing up in and out of surf lifesaving?

I looked up to Kristy Munroe when I was growing up. She’s a great role model, both in and out of the surf.

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever been given?

If you don’t enjoy what you do then why do you do it at all.

Your advice for aspiring Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain athletes?

Love and own what you do. Don’t just go to training. Decide to go to training and be better than you were before.

What do you think about on the start line?

In a kayak, getting that first stroke right. On the beach, just picking up that first piece of gear cleanly.

Aly, what has been a high and low in your IronWoman journey?

High: Winning the 6th Round of my first Nutri-Grain Iron Series.

Low: Not finishing the 4th Round of that same Nutri-Grain Iron Series at Surfers Paradise.

Do you have a secret talent?

Thanks to Dad I’m a hobby builder. I’m pretty good at making nice shelves and racks out of old pallets.

What do you think about during a race?

To breathe steady and tell myself I’m not hurting.