Earlier this year I was approached by the Western Sydney Academy of Sport and asked to become an ambassador for one of their young AFL athletes, Brenna Tarrant.
Soon after, I had the pleasure of meeting Brenna at my office in Springwood and I have to say, what an inspiring young woman she is! Brenna's sporting achievements are many.
Most notably, she is the only NSW player to be selected into the 2019 Under 18 All Australia Team squad, as well as receiving an invitation to the AFL Women's Draft Combine - an annual, post season event where young players are selected by AFL Women's clubs for the following year.
Brenna is also the recipient of the 2019 Western Sydney Academy of Sport Woolworths Scholarship, bringing her one step closer to realising her dream of playing AFL at the highest level.
I would also like to make mention of the Western Sydney Academy of Sport and thank them for their support and mentorship of talented young athletes from the Western Sydney region through their holistic development programs.
It has been an honour for me to be welcomed into the Academy's ambassador family and with much anticipation I look forward to watching Brenna's incredible journey unfold.