This is the first instalment of Mamamia’s ‘Sport Siren’ series – where we will shine a spotlight on a brilliant Aussie athlete every single Saturday.
This is Australian netball player Jo Weston’s story…
Like many Aussie girls, Jo Weston was out on the netball court at a young age.
“I started playing when I was about eight-years-old,” she told Mamamia. “I had sort of moved school and decided to join the team as a way to make new friends.”
Weston, who doesn’t have any sisters of her own and is the only female kid in her extended family, quickly realised she’d found her people – and her game.
“I just loved it,” she said. “For me it was really having that female bond which was really lovely.”
Weston, who has been a Melbourne Vixen for the past four years, just returned from playing overseas with the Australian Diamonds; she calls her teammates her ‘sisters’.
On Saturday, the 23-year-old will once again trade the green and gold for blue and pink, in the first round of the inaugural Suncorp Super Netball competition.