Sponsor: Cricket Australia
I want to be a professional cricket player, I want to not only play for Vic Spirit but for Australia. I want to be the best that I can be, for myself and my country and of course to make my family proud.
I am 16 years old and LOVE playing cricket. I started playing cricket when I was really young, about 4, I think. I have tried every sport imaginable, basketball, swimming, tennis, football, the list just goes on and on. My passion is cricket, I never get sick of it, other sports just didn’t hold my interest like cricket! In January I got a position at SEDA which is a school all over Australia and a large percentage of children are involved in the sport that interests them. I am in the talented cricket player’s class, which is held in Carlton Victoria, there is only one class for talented players. I have played cricket for Victoria since I was 10 and have made the Vic team for under 18’s in January so that will be 6 in a row. I am also involved in the Maffra Cricket Club where I won the bowling for this team in 2014-2015. I am working hard to be the first women to playin their firsts. I also play for Dandenong in the premier league for women, which is the top grade for women in Victoria. Once I am no longer able to continue my cricketing career I would like to become a police officer and help make the community a safer place.
My dream is to play cricket for Australia. As a 16 year old I have already had to give up a lot, meaning a social life, whilst my friends are out partying and enjoying themselves I am training, recovering or playing cricket. I know that I need to be committed now to get to the top and stay there. My life is cricket. I need to train often to grow as a player. I am known for my quick bowling but have been working hard on my batting so that I can become an all-rounder.
The money will be used to pay for aroadbike that my mum put on layby. This will help strengthen my glutes and legs, I will also buy shoes (worth $250) which I need every three months. But most of all I want my mum to come to the Nationals in Canberra, she can’t afford to go with the costs of all the above. I need my mum there, she is my number one supporter and she needs to see that everything has been worth it.