One of six selected into inaugral program

South West Academy of Sport athlete Tyler King has returned from Brisbane where he was one of only six promising young talents from around Australia who were selected to participate in the inaugural Gillette Academy.

The Gillette Academy provides a chance for young cricketers who have experienced adversity to fulfill their potential by participating in an elite-level training at the Bupa National Cricket Centre.

For the 15-year-old Gelorup resident, who lost his dad in a car accident three years, the camp was a further opportunity to skill-up for a career in cricket.

“It was a beneficial in terms of receiving lots of tips to help my game, both on the field and off the field, including with nutrition and wellbeing,” King said.

The fast bowler has made great strides along cricket’s pathway in recent times, including being part of the WACA’s Woolworths Cricket Area Academy – Country for a third year and the WA Country Colts under-21 side competing in the WACA Premier Cricket League.

King is now working towards selection to the under-17 state WA side.