You could say Tayla Byrne was destined to play for Holbrook.
"I was almost born out there," she said.
"Mum's water broke while dad was playing footy.
"She said to him, 'see you at the hospital, finish your game.'
"He finished his footy game and I was born, then he went back out there that night."
Byrne is in her first season with the Brookers and is captain of the A-grade side, as well as co-coaching the club's under-17s.
Having previously played at Walla Walla as a junior before transitioning to Ovens and Murray netball, Byrne admitted her dad, Mark, was a big influence in making the switch this season.
"I had sort of fallen out of love with netball and dad said go to Holbrook, you'll love it," she said.
"I think it's the best decision I've made."
Byrne admitted Brookers coach Jarrod Hibberson was also a draw card, with both of them coming across from Albury Tigers.
At just 20-years-old, Byrne has already faced her fair share of injury woes.
"I did my ACL when I was 15 going on 16," she said.
"It was my last year of 16s at Albury.
"I went to every game and training, but it just wasn't the same.
"I did my ankle a year and half later, so I was off for another season.
"I think the injuries play a massive part in how you play.
"Now when I step onto the court I'm in it to win it, and if I get an injury, it happens."
Tayla isn't the only Byrne to have sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
"Mum (Chere) and dad have both done it too," Bryne said.
"I'm part of a study to see if it's a hereditary thing."
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Sport has always been a popular pastime for the Byrne family, with Tayla's younger brothers both keen footballers.
Charlie is this season playing for the Murray Bushrangers.
Byrne admitted there's a competitive spirit amongst the siblings.
"Growing up I was always more of a tomboy and we fought a bit," she said.
"The older we get, the more supportive we are of each other.
"I'll go and watch them and they come and watch me.
"We're all over the age of 17 now and mum and dad still travel every weekend to watch us.
"That's one of the perks of having a sporty family, you always have a supporter."
After a slow start, Holbrook have won their last two consecutive matches against Murray Magpies and Culcairn.
"This year there's a lot of new players and we're very young," Byrne said.
"There's three girls that have played together.
"It's taken about five weeks, but we're supporting and guiding each other."
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