Wraps Women’s Premier League U23 competition with a top two finish

Sometimes a setback can make you more determined to achieve your goals.

Emerging soccer star Angeline Wright knows the feeling having missed out on securing a position in a State side last year.

“I was upset but that made me hungrier to get into the next big thing which was the NTC (National Training Centre],” Wright said.

“I kept trying and then got selected into that which was awesome.”

Football West’s Hyundai NTC Girls program is the elite development pathway for girls in Western Australia that offers an identification platform for youth national teams for outstanding young players.

“The season has finished now and I think I’ve got a lot out of it. I’ve learnt a lot from the coaches and it has made me mentally stronger,” Wright said.

“It’s an elite training environment. They have sport scientists who monitor everything you do and make up training programs tailored for you”.

The talented winger now has every reason to smile after earlier this month wrapping up her first season playing for NTC in the Women’s Premier League U23 competition with a top two finish on the table. She finished the year scoring nine goals from her 13 games played which placed her in the top five goal scorers in the league.

It has been a remarkable year for the Busselton resident, who attends Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School.

As well as being part of the NTC, the teenager has also been selected into the under-15 State squad and been a member of the Football West Hyundai Talent Support program in the South West.

She has also earned a position in the South West Academy of Sport’s Individual Athlete Support Program, where she is enjoying being around other young elite athletes.

“They all enjoy their sport and want to get better. It’s cool. You can learn a lot from them,” Wright said.