Author(s): Maddy Proud
Grace Parker needs to figure out how to handle the 3Bs: boys, boy bands and ball sports.
Things were simple for netball nerd Grace Parker at primary school. She was captain of her school team - and with best friends Stella and Mia won the grand final. Back then, her biggest problem was persuading her parents to buy her tickets to see Friday at Five, the world's hottest boy band.
But high school's a whole new story. Grace's greatest rival on the court, Amber Burns, just made the same netball team as her. Her twin brother, Gus, is devastated he didn't make the A-grade AFL side. Her older brother, Tyler, is ignoring her. And as if that wasn't enough for a 13-year-old girl to handle, dreamy aspiring rockstar Sebastian King is suddenly paying her a lot of attention ...
Maddy Proud is a professional netballer currently playing for the NSW Swifts. Previously she played for the Adelaide Thunderbirds, who signed her at 16, making her the youngest player ever contracted in the Trans-Tasman ANZ Championships.