How this talented Gympie netballer made her dream a reality
NETBALL: After spending a year improving her overall game, Breanna Pearce is a step closer to her dream of playing for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.
Pearce was selected in the Wide Bay under-16 Thundercats who play for the state title at the Queensland State Netball Centre on September 29-30.
This is the first time Pearce has been selected for the side.
"Last year I was selected as a training partner but luckily enough someone pulled out and I got to play,” she said.
"This year I was selected outright and I was pretty happy. It was a confidence booster, being a training partner you felt you were not quite good enough.”
Pearce has been training this season to better her game.
"I feel as though I have improved so much,” she said.
"I have started travelling to Nambour for rep because Gympie does not have one and I wanted to experience that next level of netball.
"I have doubled my training from last year. I go to Nambour twice a week to train and I have noticed how my fitness has improved and also pre-empting where the ball is going.
"I love netball and my dream is to play for Lightning, which is what I am working towards.”
It is through this achievement that Pearce is The Gympie Times Player of the Week.