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NICOLA McCLEERY

C, WA

DOB: 12/10/1995
HEIGHT: 168cm
What does being a Strathclyde Siren mean to you? I absolutely love being a Strathclyde Siren. The friendships you make both on and off the court are priceless. Being able to inspire young girls to become physically active is one of the most rewarding feelings. Meeting so many young girls after the game and signing their tops/balls/banners really is something special. What inspired you to play netball? I was inspired by my older sister growing up. We are both super competitive so always played against each other at any sports that we could get involved in. From badminton to football to cross country running, we competed in everything. My competitive nature, eagerness to be the best and hard working attitude has definitely stemmed from this. What advice would you give to young netballers who aspire to play netball professionally? Work hard, don’t worry about what anyone else is doing apart from what you are doing to better yourself. Dedication, commitment and a hard-working attitude will bring you success. If you fall at the first hurdle, pick yourself back up and go again. Persistence is key! The best thing about playing netball is… The fierce competitiveness that our sport has evolved into. I love the challenges that continually get placed upon every athlete when they step on court. I thoroughly enjoy working alongside people who value hard-work and commitment as much as I do and push me to be the best athlete I can possibly be. Just for fun... If I could take three things on a desert island, they would be… My phone My carmex Lots of food If I had a superpower, it would be... To time travel 10 years and see where in life I am. My favourite quote is... "Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard for it. Some people want it to happen, others wish it would happen, others make it happen." My guilty pleasure is… Watching episode after episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. You would never believe if I told you I… I threw myself out a plane from 14,000ft in Australia to land on one of the only Sky Dive beach landings in the world.
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