rising star sets fitness goals

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Soccer superstar Angeline Wright competed against the Perth Glory Junior boys team at the State Tournament in October and looks forward to hitting the upcoming season with full force.
Camera IconSoccer superstar Angeline Wright competed against the Perth Glory Junior boys team at the State Tournament in October and looks forward to hitting the upcoming season with full force. Credit: supplied

Angeline Wright, the rising sports star for September, has smashed goals this year as she becomes a prominent presence in the WA soccer community.

Busselton-born and bred, the sporting champion has been a lover of soccer for more than six years, and by January she aims to be the fittest person in her under-23s Murdoch University team.

“I want to be known as the fittest and hardest trainer at the club, I think if you’re known like this you will get recognised by the people who will help you get to the top,” the 15-year-old said.

“I represented WA State in the under-15s division this year. We weren’t able to go over to the usual youth national championships in Coffs Harbour and play against the other States because of COVID, so we played a tournament in Perth.”

The winger sprinted in the WA State Championships when she was 12 and said her running skills helped her perform on the soccer field.

“I’m keeping my fitness up by going to the gym and doing 5km runs every week,” she said. The young player and her coach Juan Propato, a development officer with Football West, are working to improve the star’s skills in accuracy, awareness and scanning.

Wright said soccer was a “very rewarding sport” and she loved the spirit of the game.

Wright aims to be the highest scorer in her Murdoch team and looks forward to the upcoming season.

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