Talented netballer Allysha aims high

Allysha Taylor has her sights set on success.
Allysha Taylor has her sights set on success.

In December this year, Allysha is set to travel to Melbourne with a team of 16 girls, who have been scouted from across WA, for the trials.

The team will be reduced to 12 members after the trial takes place in Melbourne.

The early selection is a boost for Allysha, who has always aimed to play netball at state level.

She joined a local primary school team at the age of seven and was soon given the opportunity by a Swan Districts Netball Association scout to develop skills, which would allow her to play at a higher level as she got older.

‘It has always been a goal of mine,’ she said.

‘If I make the under 16 team, I’m hoping to get into the under 18s and then maybe Fever (West Coast Fever Australian netball team).’

The talented young netballer, who plays the positions of Goal Shooter and Goal Attack, trains three times a week with her club team in Midland and plays in Saturday netball competitions ‘when all the scouts are out.’

Allysha believes her focus and dedication to netball has helped to stand her out from the competition.

She is continuing to play hard to ensure she is on top form, during the trials being held in Melbourne.

There is a chance the 16-person trial team may have to be re-trialled as four of the girls have pulled out due to injury, but Allysha is hoping her position on the team will not be affected.

National scouts will be present during the Melbourne trials, which will possibly open up further opportunities for Allysha.