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The long road to success for Jada Whyman

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As a 14-year-old, Jada Whyman drove from Wagga Wagga in country NSW to Sydney each weekend to play soccer. The young indigenous player and her mother would travel from Wagga Wagga to Canberra to train with Matilda’s goalkeeper coach Paul Jones, then they would travel from Canberra to Sydney to play for the Macarthur Rams. That’s a round trip each week of more than 1,000kms. Now that’s commitment to success.

The 17-year-old’s incredible commitment has led to a goalkeeping spot with the Western Sydney Wanderers in the W-League and a spot in the Young Matildas Squad.

She’s an amazing talent and an inspiration to young girls, especially young indigenous girls and she’s widely tipped to become the next Matildas goalkeeper.

By BTS
Big Time Sports Writer

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