Youngest member of this season's Western Australia Country Colts under-21 squad
Fast bowler Tyler King’s talent on the cricket field is getting recognised in all the right places – and rightly so. At just 15, the teenager’s efforts have already set him on the pathway towards potential participation in elite levels of the game.
Not only has he just been selected into the Western Australia Country Colts under-21 squad that will compete in the WACA Premier Cricket League, but he also recently secured a place in the South West Academy of Sport’s Individual Athlete Support Program.
Being part of SWAS will allow the Gelorup resident to access high-level support geared towards developing him as an athlete as he pursues a career in sport.
“I think mentally and physically SWAS is going to help me out a lot, both on and off the field,” King said.
The Year 10 Bunbury Senior High School student is also currently benefiting from being part of the WACA’s Woolworths Cricket Area Academy – Country. It is King’s third year in the WACA development program, which was set up to identity and develop promising cricketers.
WACA coach and talent specialist – country Job Van Bunge described King as “a very exciting, talented regional player”.
“He is an outstanding character, works incredibly hard and easy to coach… we’ll hopefully see him in our WA elite programs in future,” Bunge said.
Securing representation at higher levels is a goal for King, who plays for the Colts Cricket Club in the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association.
“I hope to one day play for Australia. That’s my main goal. At the moment, I’m working towards – in the next couple of years – getting a Warriors contract for WA. So, that’s my short term goal,” King said.