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Abby participated at the last Australian Taekwondo Open and National Championships held on September 8 to 11, 2011 at the Australian Institute of Sports in Canberra for Taekwondo Australia where she won two Silver Medals in separate divisions in the Female, Black Belt, 14 - 15 year age group and 14 - 17 year age group both for the 42-44 kgs weight division. She, unfortunately, lost in both finals to a 15 year old opponent from Victoria (Abby was only 13 years at the time of the fight). Her first challenge in the 14-15 year age division was also with a Victorian opponent whom she beat with a score of 26 - 14 which was a fantastic achievement! In the finals, she lost by just 1 point to the older and taller opponent with a score of 6 - 7.

At the last NSW State Championships held at the State Sports Centre, Olympic Park at Homebush on 11 December 2011, Abby won her match convincingly with a strong win of 17 – 4 over her opponent with the match being stopped due to superiority. This is a strong achievement and provides Abby with additional fight experience in her preparation for the upcoming Australian Junior National Team Selection Trials on 5 February 2012 in Altone Park, Perth, Western Australia.