Darcie Morton was awarded the East Gippsland Junior Athlete of the Year for her achievements last year which included,
- Qualifying for Oceania Cadet (U15) Team where only one Australian player can be in the team
- Playing World Cadet Challenge
- Finished 2nd at U15 Girls Australian Top 10 tournament
- Australian Ranked no. 2 U15 Girl
- Won various U15 Girls Singles title at Victorian tournaments
Nominations for this award covered a variety of sports.
Darcie won $2,000 for gaining this award and helps reinburse for her expenses which range from, training, airfares, accomodations & food in Europe for 4 months (early Nov 2013 - end Feb 2014), playing International, National & State tournaments. Also helps covers some of petrol, coaching & training fees when travel to Melbourne which is 5hrs from their home.
To read Darcie's report on competiting at 2013 World Cadet Challenge and training in Europe click, Darcie Morton - 2013 World Cadet Challenge and training in Europe
Next main events for Darcie will be representing Australia at Oceania Championships, then preparing for World Junior Circuit tournament & Oceania Cadet Qualifying in Cook Islands during May.