A fast and agile midcourter, sport genes run in Tayla Honey’s family – with her father and mother both former professional athletes (her mother Di Honey an Australian netballer).
Going from strength-to-strength, Honey’s experience playing for the Geelong Cougars in the Bupa Victorian Netball League and the Victorian Fury in the Deakin University Australian Netball League – coupled with her willingness to learn – have set the youngster up for a stellar netball career.
Unfortunately, an injury to her Achilles tendon sidelined Honey for the 2019 SSN season. She will be ready to roar in 2020 though, as she steps on court with her fellow Vixens.
Individual Awards and Achievements:
Where did you grow up?
What was your Junior Club?
Moonee Valley Netball Club
What was your original VNL/State League Club?
Are you currently working or studying? If so what & where?
I currently study a law at Monash University
What are some of your individual career accolades?
2013-15 - member of the U17/19 State Teams and National Squads, 2016 National 21 Squad, 2017/18 Melbourne Vixens Training Partner
What's the best thing about playing for the Melbourne Vixens?
The friendships you make and great team atmosphere
What is your greatest achievement on or off the court?
Getting my first Vixens contract
How old were you when you started playing Netball?
Eleven years old
What position(s) did originally play?
GA (Goal Attack)
Who has had the biggest influence on your netball career and why?
My mum Di. She was always involved with netball coaching and this ignited my interest in the sport when I would go and watch the games she coached as a kid
What's the best piece of advice you've received?
Don't stress about the things that you can't control, focus on the things you can
Who is your role model?
What are you scared of?
Spiders, bugs and anything creepy crawly
Which AFL team do you support?
What other teams/ sports do you support?
Tennis when the Aus Open is on, and Carlton sometimes
What is the most memorable moment in your life to date?
Graduating high school and getting into the University course I wanted
What's your favourite holiday destination?
Do you have any pre-game ritual(s)?
Eating a good balanced breaky or lunch, listening to music before going to the court and chatting and having a laugh in the changerooms
Finish this sentence - If I wasn't playing for the Vixens, I would be...?
Finishing my university course and travelling
Favourite netball athlete of all time?
What's your favourite food?
What's your favourite movie?
The Parent Trap
What's your go to Karaoke song?
4ever - The Veronicas
What's the best concert you've been to?
Katy Perry - Prismatic Tour
What can't you live without?
Headphones and music
What do you like to do when you are not training or playing Netball?
Getting brunch with friends
What's your best tip for a young netballer?
Always try your hardest at training and have fun
What's your favourite netball drill?
Milkshake or JB's
Fun fact about you?
Whenever there is a hands in before going on court my hand must always be in the middle of the pack. It's a weird superstition I have