Sharni's Do What You Can't Story
As a youngster, Sharni was told she wasn’t good enough to play at the highest levels. Proving the doubters wrong, she built her body to become one of the strongest players in the game. But even though she was strong on the court, her off court struggles became overwhelming. Eventually, Sharni was advised to take time off from the game she loves, to find a better balance in life.
It was a wakeup call that gave her a new perspective on sport and life. Reinvigorated, she set herself a goal: To make it back into the Australian Diamonds team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. But her bid was unsuccessful. This would have been a crushing blow to any elite athlete and tested Sharni’s new strength and resolve.
Even though she missed the team this time, she is living proof that to be a truly content, successful and happy person, you need to be just as strong in mind as in body. Sharni’s now dedicated to showing those that are going through what she did, what can be done.
You can join the #SharniArmy or follow her journey @Sharni_Layton