Netball talent has eye on Fever spot

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Harmony Sutherland playing netball for the Busselton Magpies.
Camera IconHarmony Sutherland playing netball for the Busselton Magpies.

The latest winner of the Rising Sports Star Harmony Sutherland is a feisty and quick centre busy with pre-season training for the Souwest Jets State League and Busselton Magpies netball teams.

The aspiring physiotherapist and netball star started playing at eight years old.

“I’m currently training around three times per week and also doing strength and conditioning workouts twice a week,” she said.

The committed young sportswoman said her preferred positions were centre and wing defence because she loved to take intercepts by “surprising them and coming out of nowhere”.

“I would love to go as far as I can with netball and maybe play for the West Coast Fever,” she said.

“I also want to be a sports physiotherapist and help other athletes because injuries can ruin a player’s season.”

The 18-year-old is very competitive and is enjoying the challenge of playing against older and taller girls in Perth.

“When we play in league we play against more mature girls, I prefer playing in the open age group because it’s harder and a better game,” she said.

The season begins in March.

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