Grace on the Court
28 Aug 2018
There is much to know about Maddy Proud, but the one thing is for sure: she is a great example of fulfilling her God Given potential.
24 year old Maddy is the current starting Centre for the NSW Swifts. A full-time netball career is demanding, no doubt, but in her ‘spare time’ Maddy has also completed a Bachelor degree in Management (Marketing), commenced a Masters degree in Creative Writing, established a YouTube channel, and hey, did we mention she has written and published a novel and is now writing her second book?
Grace on the Court is Maddy’s first title and centres around Grace Parker as she starts high school and tries to work out how to handle boys, boy bands and netball of course. Maddy spoke with Stage 3 and Year 7 about why she decided to write a book and some of the challenges she faced through that process.
She also spoke about getting feedback (both on writing and netball) and how hard that can be but also how it helps to form her and help her to improve.
Maddy is proudly Catholic and spoke with students about how her faith helps her through difficult times and also gives her perspective.
Following Maddy’s talk with the students, she and Ali Miller, a NSW Swifts Training Partner, headed outside to run a netball skills session with our Under 10 and Under 12 netball teams. Students really enjoyed Maddy’s visit, both the talk and the skills session and they were very grateful for the opportunity.
Thanks Maddy and thanks to Ali as well!
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