Top AFLW pick to juggle school, travel
Recent off the feelings of incomes prime billing on the AFLW draft, Montana Ham will juggle her year-12 research in Melbourne with pre-season coaching in Sydney.
The gun midfielder may have remained in Victoria however as an alternative nominated for the NSW draft, permitting the Swans to swoop with their prized No.1 choose.
With the upcoming season beginning in August, Ham, 18, should get caught into her first AFLW marketing campaign, travelling backwards and forwards throughout the border, whereas coping with the hardest yr of college.
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“It has been a flood of feelings, however I am very excited for the long run,” she mentioned.
“I am actually wanting ahead to attending to Sydney and assembly my teammates.
“I’ve received to search out the suitable steadiness with faculty and footy, however I will be heading as much as Sydney for 3 weeks whereas I am on faculty holidays and doing as a lot coaching as I can.”
Ham was assured she may juggle her competing commitments.
“All through the week I will be at college, after which on the weekends I am going to go and practice as a lot with Sydney who’ve been superior with their help round me and do every little thing they’ll to assist me,” she mentioned.
“They have an awesome record … I am actually wanting ahead to getting down there and assembly them.”
Ham, who mentioned her mom would keep in Melbourne whereas she travels, plans to check train and sport science at UTS subsequent yr however was significantly eager to stay by the water in Sydney.
“The water’s an enormous a part of who I used to be rising up, I at all times went right down to the coast for browsing,” she mentioned.
“With the ability to stay 20 minutes from the seaside is one thing I am actually wanting ahead to.
“It is a bit daunting (to maneuver away) – a brand new problem for me however I’ve a variety of good folks round me and a very good help community. I am completely thrilled.”