SPORTS STAR: Zoe Calis, 14, is this week’s Yaralla Sport Star for a range of sports, including netball, basketball, hockey, cheerleading and volleyball.
SPORTS STAR: Zoe Calis, 14, is this week’s Yaralla Sport Star for a range of sports, including netball, basketball, hockey, cheerleading and volleyball. Brenda Strong

THE Observer profiles the Yaralla Junior Sports Star of the Year weekly winner every Saturday.

This week it is Zoe Calis.

Junior Sports Star nominees must be aged 16 or under in 2014 to be eligible.

Nominate someone you believe deserves to be recognised here.

Q&A

Name: Zoe Calis

Age: 14

Sports: Netball, basketball, hockey, cheerleading, volleyball.

When and why did you begin the sports? I began netball at the age of six because my mum played. Basketball at 10 because my friends played. Hockey at 11 because it seemed like a fun sport. Cheerleading at seven because at school we had a team. Volleyball at 13 because of the School of Excellence program.

Describe the greatest moment you have had in your sport. Representing Gladstone for basketball, netball and hockey, competing in Hawaii for cheerleading and going to nationals for volleyball in Melbourne.

What do you want to achieve in the future? Going as far as I can in my sport.

What achievements have you had? Competing at nationals for volleyball and getting a bronze medal and receiving a silver medal at state championships for netball.

Who do you consider as your sporting inspiration and why? My sporting inspiration is my mum because she inspires me to try my hardest and be the best.

What do you consider the ultimate goal you would dream to reach? Making the Queensland side for any of my chosen sports.



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