BlogTrailblazerJasmine Patankar – Cherrybrook Technology High School | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Jasmine Patankar – Cherrybrook Technology High School | Top 50 Year 11 & Year 12 Trailblazer 2023

Jasmine Patankar

What are the Trailblazer Awards?

The Trailblazer Awards celebrates Year 11 and Year 12 students beyond their ATAR, recognising those who have overcome personal challenges and used their final year of school to positively impact their community.

Our Trailblazers will have the opportunity to build their personal brand and profile as a future leader, learn how to successfully apply for Early Entry, Scholarships, Co-Op, and Cadetships Opportunities, and so much more!

Find out how Jasmine navigated her senior schooling differently throughout 2023!

Introducing: Jasmine Patankar

Category: Sport & Elite Competitions

School: Cherrybrook Technology High School

State: NSW

Career Aspiration: Sports Sciences (Sports Physio or Sports Performance Coach)


  • Achieved National B Umpiring Badge for Netball and selected to umpire for Netball NSW.
  • Umpired at a national level, representing NSW in National Competitions and being one of the youngest members on the umpiring team.
  • Selected for the Elite Umpires Program to work towards the International A Badge.

What makes Jasmine a Trailblazer?

Jasmine is a talented and dedicated individual who has made significant contributions in the field of netball umpiring. Her achievement of the National B Umpiring Badge and subsequent selection to umpire for Netball NSW demonstrate her exceptional skills and commitment to the sport.

Jasmine’s umpiring journey has taken her to various locations throughout NSW, where she umpired week-long netball carnivals and represented NSW at a national level. Despite her young age, Jasmine’s remarkable talent and dedication earned her a place on the umpiring team, showcasing her exceptional abilities and passion for the sport.

In recognition of her outstanding performance, Jasmine was selected for the prestigious Elite Umpires Program, which allows her to work towards her International A Badge. This opportunity not only highlights her talent but also provides her with the chance to refine her skills and strive for excellence in umpiring.

Through her umpiring achievements, Jasmine has developed essential qualities that go beyond the netball court. One of these qualities is self-confidence. Umpiring requires split-second decision-making, particularly at the elite level, and Jasmine’s experience has honed her ability to trust her judgement and back herself, even in challenging situations. This invaluable skill will undoubtedly serve her well in her future endeavours.

Alongside her achievements in netball umpiring, Jasmine has demonstrated resilience in the face of personal challenges. Dealing with family issues and struggling with mental health during Year 11 and 12, Jasmine has shown tremendous strength and determination to persevere and continue pursuing her goals. Seeking professional support and working through these challenges, she exemplifies resilience and a commitment to personal growth.

Looking ahead, Jasmine aims to pursue a career in Sports Sciences, with a focus on becoming a Sports Physio or Sports Performance Coach. Her passion for sports, combined with her firsthand experience as an umpire and athlete, will undoubtedly contribute to her success in this field. Jasmine’s diverse skill set, including her involvement as a Social Justice Rep and SRC Rep, showcases her leadership abilities and commitment to making a positive impact in her community.

Jasmine’s exceptional achievements in netball umpiring, coupled with her resilience and determination in the face of personal challenges, make her a true Trailblazer. Her unwavering commitment to sports and her desire to contribute to the field of Sports Sciences set her apart as an inspiring role model for others. With her dedication, talent, and compassion, Jasmine rightfully earns her place among our Top 50 Trailblazers!

The Top 50 Year 11 and Year 12 Trailblazer Awards

The Trailblazer Awards aim to identify and celebrate students who use their final years of school to invest holistically in the skills and experiences that will maximise their own future opportunities and make a contribution to the future of our society.

Our winners for the Year 11 and Year 12 Trailblazer Awards have demonstrated initiative in volunteering for their school or community, have participated in co-curricular activities, and have held leadership positions within their schools.

Learn more about who placed in the Top 50 Year 11 and Year 12 Trailblazers here!

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