ONE TO WATCH: Monto Soccer Club player Aylah Sinclair has made the U15 Wide Bay team.
ONE TO WATCH: Monto Soccer Club player Aylah Sinclair has made the U15 Wide Bay team. Alex Treacy

Budding football star makes Wide Bay team

MONTO State High School and Monto Soccer Club are both celebrating after one of their young talents made the cut for the U15 Wide Bay representative football team.

Aylah Sinclair has been playing for the club for about five years and said she originally discovered her love for the sport by accident.

"I just really got involved because the boys were playing it and it turned out I was pretty good,” Sinclair said.

The midfielder models her play on Matilda Katrina Gorry, who plays the same position.

She said you needed stamina to play midfield, as you were expected to both attack and defend.

Sinclair said she hoped to one day play for the Matildas.

"Work hard, train and practise,” is her simple methodology for how she will get there.

The young star has a willing trainer in younger brother Braith, who she concedes is "much sportier than me” but gives her a good run around.

Sinclair is grateful for the support she receives from her parents.

"Mum's basically my private taxi,” she said.

Sinclair is also a talented cricketer and athlete.

As if to prove her all-round prowess, shortly after speaking to the Times she was receiving a certificate for her run at the Monto combined schools' cross-country.


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