Softball’s ‘quiet achiever’

WHEN Bianca Abrahams talks about playing for the Australian softball team, recently returning from the Junior World Championships in Canada, she isn't high-noted and giddy with glee.

The 19-year-old is quietly reserved.

"We got a bronze medal," she remarked, not ungratefully.

Maybe this modesty is a family thing, because national sporting success is not far out of the norm for the Abrahams.

Mum, dad and three sisters all love their softball, and two of her siblings have also made national and NSW teams.

"It's ingrained in me," said Bianca.

Perhaps it really is a gene thing.

For the past three years Bianca has made the NSW and Australian junior squads, playing first base, and she hopes to continue that success by progressing into the open side next month.

Loretta Watts, president of the Penrith City Softball Association, knows how hard Abrahams works.

"She's a quiet achiever," she said.

"Bianca has worked exceptionally hard, she's put in a great deal of time and effort."

With all of Abrahams' training, studies and hard work, Bianca still finds time to put back into the sport she loves.

"She just finished coaching the under 17 girls, and she's now coaching the under 13 boys."

And with such a sporting lifestyle it's only fitting she works at a gym.

The Senior Sportstar of the Month is sponsored by Panthers with the club providing funding of $800 to each monthly winner.

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