TAYLAH Tuteao is a netball natural, it seems.
The nine-year-old Butler resident took up the game just two years ago, but was named her team’s best player in her first season and claimed back-to-back MVPs in 2016.
Coach Chelsea Edwards said the Quinns Districts Netball Club player “can’t wait” until she is old enough to try out for a position in the top squads.
“Taylah is well ahead of the skill levels of her age group,” she said.
“Parents are always commenting on how talented she is and that she will be a star one day.”
The youngster’s parents are from New Zealand but Edwards said Taylah had a dream to play for Australia’s national side the Diamonds.
And it appears she has a strong grounding in fair play to match her skill on the court.
Edwards praised Taylah’s netball etiquette.
“Taylah always helps out her team members and encourages them to pay attention and learn new skills,” she said.
“She even helps the opposition by giving them tips on
where they are allowed to go if they are new to the sport.”
Her Quinns Districts side, based at Gumblossum Community Centre in Quinns Rocks, plays as part of the Joondalup Netball Association competition.
Taylah is a nominee in the Community Newspaper Group’s Local Sports Stars Awards.
Visit www.localsportsstars.|com.au to nominate someone you know who shines.