We are saying goodbye this week to Miranda Summersby-Mitchell, one of our star WNPL players, as she commences studies in Sydney. Miranda has played for Tuggeranong for the past two seasons after two seasons with the Capital Football Emerging United team.
Last season Miranda was named as the TUFC WPL player of the season, and Head Coach Michael Aldred speaks in glowing terms of her development last season and the commitment she shows at every single training session. “Miranda is a fantastic example of what can be achieved if you take your opportunities, Miranda had a fantastic season last year and the award of player of the season was a just reward for her consistent performances throughout the season”.
Miranda is commencing study at the University of NSW this year to study Medicine. To get into Medicine she needed a high ATAR, a high score in a separate exam called the UMAT (for people seeking to do Medicine straight from school), and a successful interview with a UNSW Medicine entry panel. Miranda’s ATAR score was 99.8 which was also enough to get her DUX at CGS. An outstanding achievement for anyone, and a great example to our younger players that it is possible to continue playing sport and still achieve academic success.
Miranda is likely to live in Sydney and undertake her medical studies at the UNSW for the next 7 years. Miranda has not yet lined up a team to play with in Sydney, until she can be certain that full commitment to a team will not damage her academic progress at university and interfere with any weekend prac commitments.
Miranda will miss her friends in Canberra and in the Tuggies WPL squad and will miss the comradery and excitement of the weekend games.
We wish Miranda all the best in the next stage of her life and look forward to one day welcoming her back into the Tuggeranong United fold.