Name: Ashtyn Hiron
Pursuit: Kick Start Grant - Lacrosse
At the age of only 13, Ashtyn is the youngest member of the Australian Womens U19 Lacrosse Squad. Still classed as an amateur sport, Ashtyn has found it very hard to attract any sort of sponsorship or funding which makes it incredibly expensive to afford to compete in as many national tournaments as possible to maintain her position on the Australian squad. Renowned for her intuitive game knowledge way beyond her years, Ashtyn has recently been selected in the Australian U19 team to play in the World Series in Germany in August 2011.
When did you start?
I started playing when I was 6
Career highlight or biggest achievement?
Being selected in the Australian U19 Lacrosse Team
What is your dream?
To be the world best Lacrosse player
Who or what have inspired you?
Who's your hero?
Jen Adams and Sarah Forbes
Any other special talents?
People tell me I am a great talker!
Favourite TV Show?
How the grant will help you/how will you use the money?
I have just been selected in the Australian U19 Womens Lacrosse Team to compete in Hanover Germany 2011 for the World Championships – the grant money will assist in paying for this trip.
Last words: Quote or Motto you live by?