Morley SHS teacher in a spin after selection to Australian Beach Ultimate frisbee team

Sabrina Moro. Picture: Andrew Ritchie
Sabrina Moro. Picture: Andrew Ritchie

MORLEY Senior High School media and photography teacher Sabrina Moro has set her sights on a medal finish at her first beach ultimate frisbee world championship campaign.

Beach Ultimate is played with five players from each team on a field 25m wide and 75m long.

There are 15m zones at either end where teams score a point by passing to a teammate who catches the disc in the zone.

The 32-year-old Clarkson resident was selected in Australia’s World Championships Beach Ultimate women’s masters’ team in March after she completed a two-day tryout camp in February.

Moro has played for WA at the national championships for grass ultimate frisbee since 2013.

She was on the Australian women’s squad in 2016 but missed world championship selection.

The 12-year Kaos Ultimate Club member said she was proud to represent Australia for the first time.

“This is the second time that I tried to get into an Australian team but it is the first that I competed,” she said.

“I am ecstatic and I cannot wait to wear the green and gold.”

Moro said she and five Kaos members trained on the beach where they did sprints and practiced throwing after their grass season finished in April.

“When we found out we were on the team, we just kept going three times a week,” she said.

“(However), all my reports are due, I have got so much marking and I am trying to get it all done with three weeks less time than what I would normally.”

Moro said she would use her international experience at tournaments in Hawaii, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand at the championships.

“It is the first time we have a women’s masters’ team in this competition so it is hard to say how we will go,” she said.

“We have a really fit and talented team.”

The 2017 World Championships of Beach Ultimate will be held in Royan, France from June 18 to 24.

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