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Netball champ in the making

ONE of Leongatha’s young gun netballers, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College student Taylah Brown has been selected in the School Sport Victoria team.
Playing in the 15 years and under section, Taylah is one of just 12 girls chosen from across the state, out of over 300 hopefuls.
In her first foray into netball at a national level, the Year 10 student will travel to Adelaide on July 30 to take part in five days of competition at the School Sport Australia Championships.
“My selection was a big surprise, especially being from the country where we don’t get the same opportunities metro girls get,” Taylah said.
“It will be a really good experience, I am looking forward to it.”
Taylah has been playing netball since she was nine years old, the past six years with the Parrots, currently in the Under 17 and A Grade teams.
She also plays for the Southern Fusion Netball Club in both the Under 15 and Under 17 teams and is a part of the Eastern Region Netball Academy.
Handy in any defence position, Taylah is keen to take netball as far as she can.
“I want to give it everything and continue to play at a high level put myself out there. Playing for Australia would be the ultimate goal,” she said.
In training with the SSV team for just over a month, Taylah said it has been great to meet so many new people and learn new skills.
“I am enjoying all of the new relationships I have made through it, as well as having new experiences and learning different things from different coaches,” she said.
The team trains in Blackburn on Friday nights, for three hours.
“It is a bit different to normal training, but it is pretty similar to academy training. We learn new things, go over old things and the whole time I am expanding my knowledge,” Taylah said.
In 2015, the Victorian team took out the championships and Taylah is keen to see that happen again this year.
“I want to play the best netball I can,” she said.

Top defence: Leongatha netballer Taylah Brown has been selected to play for the School Sport Victoria Under 15 team in the upcoming Australian championships, which will be played in Adelaide.

Top defence: Leongatha netballer Taylah Brown has been selected to play for the School Sport Victoria Under 15 team in the upcoming Australian championships, which will be played in Adelaide.

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