MANDURAH Catholic College student Georgia Wyllie (13) is off to Hobart for the cricket Under-15 Female National Championships from November 25 to December 1.
Georgia was selected for the WACA squad to represent WA in a combination of T20 and 50-over matches, with the potential for those who perform well to earn an invitation to a Cricket Australia Talent Camp, as well as a chance to represent the CA All Australian XI.
Coach Orazio Santalucia said he was confident this year’s squad would be better prepared than ever, thanks to the introduction of the WACA Female Academy, which has been set up to develop young female cricketers into the Western Fury and Perth Scorchers (WBBL) players of the future.
“The program has not only provided the girls with top-class coaching opportunities, but also a dedicated strength and conditioning program as well as holistic programs such as nutrition advice, sport psychology and player welfare to help grow the person, not only the cricketer,” Santalucia said.
“The big message in the program is to dream big.
“I have stated right from the get-go that we will aim to win every match we play and that reputations count for nothing.”
“These girls will do WA proud and will be the leaders of a new era in WA female cricket.”