Kimberly Borger knows that to achieve anything great, requires great effort.
You can see it when Kim plays, you can see it in her focus at training, and you can tell from meeting her and hearing her
A Kempsey born country girl, Kim never thought that she would be playing in the World’s most prestigious netball league,
the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, but she is.
At the age of 15, Kim was encouraged by her local coaches to leave her Kempsey home, friends and family, and move to the
big smoke of Sydney, where she would attend the exclusive netball program at Westfields Sports High School. Here, she would
be billeted out to live with local families, who helped her to develop her talent, with the support both on and off the
court. From this point onward Kim worked hard at school and on the netball court to hone her skills quickly being noticed
by school, association, representative and NSW Institute of Sport coaches and most recently McDonald’s Hunter Jaeger’s
coach Jon Fletcher.
“No, it hasn’t been an easy road, but that makes me so much more hungry for the prize,” says Kim with a smile.
“Growing up in the country I never thought that I could be here, a Jaeger, a Commonwealth Bank Trophy player, but here I am
and I hope it inspires other country girls, to live the dream – just like me.”
Kim, whose sister Terri-Anne has a disability, says that her sister and family unit reminds her, that life is precious and
that you should take every opportunity presented.
“Terri reminds me every day, that people should treasure what they have in life, not grumble or wish for something else.
Having a sister with a disability makes me focus on life, my life and I cherish it.”
From the NETBALL NSW website www.netballnsw.com
Posted Tuesday 8th May 2007