Volleyball talent needs help to get to Thailand
VOLLEYBALL: Gympie volleyball talent Kyal Moore, 16, has just been selected in the Australian youth boys' team to play in Thailand this month.
Kyal's mum, Kelly Moore, said her son's goal had always been to play for Australia.
The cost of his continued achievements in the sport has not been insignificant, with Thailand alone costing $4000.
Moore has been playing volleyball at a high level since 2012. Before then he had not played at all.
Standing at 6ft 3 (192cm) Moore was the youngest ever Tin Can Bay student to be picked in the Queensland boys maroon team.
He was also the youngest to be selected for the U16 Wide Bay team.
The family is appealing for help to meet the spiralling costs.
"Hopefully, you can see the potential in him, as do his coaches and teachers, and can see the benefit in being involved in a potential Australian men's volleyball player," Kelly said.
"He is very committed to his sport, and trains at school during the week and studies volleyball as a subject at school," she said.
Moore attends Aldridge State High School in Maryborough after transferring from Tin Can Bay at the end of Year 10 (Tin Can Bay is a P10 school).
Aldridge has a dedicated volleyball program.
Moore was recently offered a position to complete Year 11 and 12 at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, but the cost of living away from home was prohibitive.
His immediate goal now is to gain enough sponsorship to attend the AIS.