Angeline’s star is on the rise

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Angeline Wright, 15, was recently accepted into the South West Academy of Sport Individual Athlete Support Programme. Photo: Supplied
Camera IconAngeline Wright, 15, was recently accepted into the South West Academy of Sport Individual Athlete Support Programme. Photo: Supplied Credit: Picture:

Soccer player Angeline Wright, Busselton Freight Services rising sports star for June, is a self-confessed fitness fanatic who is aiming to play professionally in the future.

The 15-year-old said she loved soccer because it allowed her to relax and do something really enjoyable. “Sport teaches us about perseverance, hard work and the value of winning and losing,” she said.

Wright was this week selected to play for the WA girls under 15 State team and hopes to trial for the National Training Centre Under 19s team for a 2021 position.

“I have recently gained a position in the South West Academy of Sport Individual Athlete Support Program which will help compliment my Perth training commitments,” she said.

Wright said her dream was to represent Australia in The Matilda’s at the 2023 World Cup.

“That will be difficult as I’ll only be 18, however players like Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter played for The Matildas at 15 so it is possible.”

Wright is keen to follow in Sam Kerr’s footsteps in promoting women’s soccer in Australia.

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