The sharp shooter takes exciting step forward with her netball career

Doors are opening for teenage netball talent Giselle Taylor who has been selected to the Western Sting, bringing her one step closer to her goal of playing for West Coast Fever.

In what has been a remarkable turnaround for the South West Academy of Sport netball player, the athlete has gone from sitting on the bench just a couple of seasons ago to being called up to play in the Australian Netball League.

The change in fortune came after Taylor made the switch from keeper to shooter – and she hasn’t looked back.

The Souwest Jets player, who was recently named chairwoman of the student executive at her school, is now preparing to live the dream by travelling around the country, representing her State in the game she loves.

The move into the Western Sting represents a big step up for the shining light. The Western Sting compete in the Australian Netball League, which underpins Suncorp Super Netball – the competition the Fever play in.

Though being part of Western Sting comes with an increase in training and travel, the Year 12 Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School student is looking forward to the challenge of juggling her sport and school commitments, along with a budding modelling career.

“There will be a lot of study on planes and in the car. It’s kind of crazy, but it will be cool,” she said.