Kaylia grabs her opportunity

Kaylia Stanton was chosen for the under-21 Australian Squad. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d435353
Kaylia Stanton was chosen for the under-21 Australian Squad. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d435353

The 20-year-old West Coast Fever player has been selected in the national squad that will play practice matches against the Australian Diamonds and New Zealand Silver Ferns ahead of the Netball World Cup in Sydney in August.

Stanton has played in the Australian under-21 side for the past four years.

�We had the nationals recently and it was a bit sad, but it will be nice to finish off with warming up the World Cup teams,� she said.

�I�m excited to play against the Diamonds and Silver Ferns.�

The Woodlands resident is the daughter of Olympic high jump medallist Christine Stanton.

�It�s great because she gives me a lot of advice and help,� Stanton said. �She�s gone through the highs and lows with her sport.�

Stanton joins Taylah Davies (NSW Swifts), Beryl Friday (Qld Firebirds), Cody Lange (Adelaide Thunderbirds), Emily Mannix, Alice Teague-Neeld, Liz Watson, Jo Weston and Chloe Watson (Melbourne Vixens), Kristiana Manu�a (Magic) and fellow West Australian Numi Tupaea in the squad of 22.