Amy Parmenter remembers when she was given the opportunity of a lifetime to be a training partner with the GIANTS for the first time.
The energy was electric and she could barely contain her excitement.
But what stayed with her was just how warm everyone on the team was towards her, a young woman set on pursuing a career in professional netball.
"Everyone was so kind, and it was so fun to train with the best in Australia," she tells Mamamia. "I remember just being so excited for that opportunity. It felt like an unreal experience."
Amy always knew she wanted to be a professional athlete, but there was a pivotal moment when she fell in love with the sport.
"It's a magnetic sport," she explains. "I had an epiphany when I was about 15 that this was what I wanted to do for the long haul but I hadn't grown up playing the sport like a lot of the other girls. It kind of just became a passion. So I had to work hard, extremely hard, to keep up."
The hard work paid off because in 2019, she stepped onto the court where she made her debut for the GIANTS.
Quickly, her talents magnified her and she built a fan base known as the "Parmy Army".