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They say hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard - but what happens when the talented work their damn butts off every time they set foot on the netball court & in the gym? Well, you get this phenomenal young lady!!

And best of luck to Madz and her U/14 Lakeside Rep Teammates at their State Age Championship this Weekend in Liverpool :D <3 Give 'Em Hell Ladies!

**GETTING TO KNOW MADDI**

Name: Maddi Mueller
Age: 14
Sport: Netball
Position: GD, GK
Nickname: The Brick Wall

For How Long Have You Been Playing Netball?
I have been playing since I was 6 years old

What Do You Love About Your Sport?
I love the competitive side, as I myself am very competitive and love to win. I also really enjoy the training and the life-long friendships that are formed

What's Been Your Biggest Accomplishment So Far?
My biggest accomplishment has been being captain of the Hunter Team in Yr 6, and I'm currently playing A Grade senior in the Newcastle competition

What Drew You To The Academy?
I wanted to begin going to the gym, and my Mum saw the 12 Month Scholarships at The Academy - so I filled that in and here we are

What Do You Love About The Academy?
I love the group environment, and that I'm pushed to do things that I didn't think I could

How Has The Academy Helped You Improve So Far?
It has helped me improve my confidence out on the court, and I feel my strength improve. I'm now able to lift some of the things I didn't think I could

What's Been The Biggest Mindset Shift You've Had Since Joining The Academy?
I'm feeling a lot more confident and more positive when I'm playing. I feel a lot more confident in myself and in my fitness too

If You Could Be Any Superhero, Who Would You Be?
Sharni Layton (Collingwood Magpies GK). She's a superhero to me, as she's fit, fast, strong, and a leader on the court