After never making an underaged state team, upcoming goaler Gabby Sinclair questioned if she'd ever make the netball big leagues.
The new Collingwood Magpie recruit didn't make a state until quite late in her career but despite this, Sinclair knew she had potential.
However, at the same time, there were doubts.
"I always thought deep down I could make it and that I had the potential to make it," she said.
"The setbacks challenged me and there were times where I wanted to give up."
The 25-year-old was a training partner for the Magpies in 2017 and last year played with the clubs Australian Netball League affiliate, Tasmanian Magpies.
Having never made a state team, Gabby Sinclair questioned if she'd ever make the netball big leagues.— Magpies Netball (@magpies_netball) February 28, 2019
But with sheer guts + determination, all her hard work paid off when she was offered a position on the Magpies list this year 💪 #teameverlast #MADETOFLY pic.twitter.com/OWzxDZJLQV
Her abilities under the goal helped the Tasmanian Magpies to their maiden ANL Championship win last season with a 54-53 win of the Canberra Giants.
"So to finally be offered a contract in the Suncorp Super Netball was really exciting and I think I'm still a little bit shocked," Sinclair said.
She joins an entirely new shooting group at the club that includes Jamaican and former Adelaide Thunderbird Shimona Nelson.