Sarah’s Story

Sarah was the middle child of Tracey and Daniel Lloyd of Mangoplah. She had an infectious giggle, a beautiful smile and an extremely positive outlook on life. With her love of the great outdoors and sport, there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t give a red hot go!

Sarah grew up on her family’s property just outside of Mangoplah in regional New South Wales. Her love of all things automotive came from her father, a qualified mechanic. She spent many hours learning about automotive mechanics under his wing and was determined to make it her career path.

She approached every day of her apprenticeship with great enthusiasm and challenge herself to be better than her work peers, wanting a deeper knowledge and understanding of just not ‘what she was doing’ but ‘why she was doing it’. Sarah had a hunger for knowledge and determination to not just achieve but to excel.

The prejudice and discrimination Sarah encountered in her initial workplace is, sadly, relatable to women in non – traditional trades. Sarah was a strong confident young woman who enjoyed her chosen career.

On Saturday, 12th August 2017 Sarah was a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident that tragically ended her life at the age of 19.

Heaven gained a little pocket rocket on that day; a red hot automotive apprentice who loved life. Sarah Lloyd’s dad, Daniel Lloyd, giving an interview on the 9th May 2018 at Thomas Bros Group about Sarah and how he wants to honour her memory.

Along with ATEL’s Cathy LeCerf explaining about the scholarship.