Setting goals: Shane Topping is making inroads in a traditionally female sport.
Loyola College (Watsonia)
National netball team member
My first sport was
I now play
netball. I started with the Diamond Valley Netball Club in 2003. After three years in the Victorian mens under 17 netball team I recently made the mens under 17 Australian national netball team. I play state-level netball with the Australian Mens and Mixed Netball Association, which trains at Banyule. I also play volleyball for Loyola College and the Heidelberg Volleyball Club.
Sporting highlight so far
Travelling around Australia with netball. This year our state under-17 mens team won the national title on the Gold Coast.
To play netball internationally.
To be an electrician or physiotherapist or soldier.
When not playing sport I am
watching movies, TV and socialising.
My secret vice is
How Id get kids off iPods and into sport
Tell them how good it is to be fit, be part of a team and develop new skills.
My sporting hero
Dan Ryan, who is in the Victorian state netball team and the Australian netball team he is an inspiration because he doesnt give up and is an excellent role model for leadership.
Australias best sportsperson and why
Michael Hurley from the Essendon Football Club because he trains really hard even after an injury and shows great courage as a leader.
Should male and female sports stars get equal pay?
Yes, because they both put the same effort in.
Would you represent Australia for nothing?
Yes, because it would be such an honour to represent my country. The international mens netball series are played in Australia and New Zealand.
Would you rather be an Olympian or prime minister? Why?
Olympian you have to be fitter than a PM.
Which sports star would make the best PM and why?
How Id spend $1 million to make the world a better place
Set up shelters in Africa for families in need and provide opportunities for them to play sport.