Burton ready to shine for Opals

Natalie Burton will find out in a week if she's made the Opals team that will travel to Turkey for the World Championships
Natalie Burton will find out in a week if she's made the Opals team that will travel to Turkey for the World Championships

Burton recently returned from playing in Prague, Belarus and Turkey with the Opals squad. The 25-year-old played in the Oceania team last year but it is her first year playing for Australia.

Burton spent four years at West Virginia University where she played basketball and completed a finance and economics degree.

She signed with the West Coast Waves after returning to Perth two years ago but is now seeking a new challenge.

‘I had two years with the Waves and just wanted to get out there and see what it’s like with other clubs,’ Burton said.

Burton said it would be tough to come up against the Waves.

‘It will be hard because they’re my friends and family,’ she said.