Emily Doyle






2022/2023 SERIES




Name: Emily Doyle
Competitive club: Northcliffe SLSC
Original Club: Manly LSC
Best round of 2022/23: Rounds 1 & 3, 8th
Best series finish: 2022/23 Nutri-Grain Series, 11th (tied)
Aussie title(s):  2019 - U19 Surf Teams


Emily Doyle was only 16 years old when she competed in her first Nutri-Grain IronWoman race. Just one year earlier she donned the green and gold togs with the Australian Youth Life Saving Team. Now 22 and living on the Gold Coast, the Manly Nipper was crowned the QLD State Ironwoman champion and since missing reselection by a single point, has unfinished business at the 2023/24 Nutri-Grain Series. When this young star is not training and competing, she is studying Nursing with an aspiration to be a paramedic.

Emily, how old were you when youstarted surf lifesaving and why?

I started nippers at the age of 6, my brother started when my parent saw and ad for it in the newspaper. I went down one Sunday morning and fell in love with the sport.

Who was your hero growing up in surf lifesaving?

My hero growing up has been Liz Plumers and Naomi Flood – two incredible women who dominated the sport.

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

Ali Day sent me a quote at the start of the season, we were talking about showing up and working on consistency.

“Small daily victories, performed with disciplined consistency over extended periods of time, lead to revolutionary results.”

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

Never give up on your dreams, work hard and love what you do.

What do you think about on the start line?

I try just to think about staying calm and focused on what’s about to happen. I also try to thing about nothing at the same time to avoid over thinking what’s about to happen.

What is your favourite beach to swim/surf at?

I love home, growing up around Manly – we were so lucky to have that beach on our doorstep.

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

High: Missing the automatic qualification spot by one point was a heartbreaker last year, but I told myself I’d come back stronger and I ended up having a really great season.

Low: I also had two pretty big injuries this off season that put me out of training well for a while. It taught me a lot about myself and how much I love this sport. It was hard watching the girls around me train while I couldn’t but I promised myself I’d come back stronger.

Do you have any race day superstitions?

Nothing at the moment but I’ll do whatever I need to do on race day to keep my mind clear.