WA, C, WD

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:

  • 2017 Melbourne Vixens Training Partner
  • 2017 Victorian Fury
  • 2017 National 21/U Squad
  • 2018 Victorian Fury

Personal Info

DOB
20/08/1997
Hometown
Melbourne, VIC
Height
175cm
Junior Club
Moonee Valley Netball Club
National League Career Games
1
2019 Games
0
Occupation/Area of Study
Law
Club History
Victorian Fury: 2016-18, Melbourne Vixens: 2018 - Current

Fun Facts

Where did you grow up?
Melbourne

What was your Junior Club?
Moonee Valley Netball Club

What was your original VNL/State League Club?
Geelong Cougars

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?
Roger Federer

What are you scared of?
Spiders, bugs and anything creepy crawly

Which AFL team do you support?
Collingwood

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?
Anything sunny

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?
Maria Folau

What's your favourite food?
Cookies

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