ST FRANCIS College student Timeeka Coleman one day dreams of a professional sporting career.
With an interest in a variety of sports and a talent for many of them, the sky appears to be the limit for the talented year 9 student.
Earlier this year Timeeka was part of the under 15s girls NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Aussie Rules team that won a state championship.
From her performance in this side she was selected in the under 15s state side. However, unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the team was unable to travel to Darwin for the national championships.
"It was more of a merit team because of COVID and teams not being able to go," Timeeka said.
"I was pretty surprised to be named. I had no idea I would be selected. My friends in the team are all really good, so I was getting excited for them to be selected."
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Timeeka said she enjoyed many elements of Aussie Rules, including the physicality and skills of the game and the friendships she makes along the way.
However, it is another sport that she has her eye on in terms of one day turning into a possible career - basketball.
Earlier this year she was chosen in the under 16's women's NSW Country side.
"I'm in a lot of programs for basketball ... we were actually meant to go to Darwin for basketball as well, but that didn't happen either," Timeeka said.
"It's a bit disappointing, but I'm still really grateful that we've been able to play as much as we have and to be chosen in these teams is really exciting."
With community sport expected to return once NSW reaches the 80 per cent double vaccination rate, Timeeka said she was eagerly awaiting getting back onto the court and field wherever possible.
She also said it was an exciting time to be growing up and playing sport in country NSW as a young women.
"There's definitely so many opportunities out there now," Timeeka said.
"I think it's really good that there's all of these different pathways and things out there."
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