Chloe McDonald is an original member of the club, starting out as one of the youngest players the club has ever had. She has grown to be a fantastic leader, including coaching and encouraging the development of many university girls who have joined the club.
This is what Chloe has to say about her time at the club.
How long have you been a part of the club?
I have been involved in this club from the first season in 2007 and have been playing and/or training with the club since that time. It was my first season playing ultimate.
What was your path that lead you to Team Box?
I was pulled along to a training day by my brother towards the end of 2006 and had a bit of fun. After that I threw a frisbee around at school, started playing in Creswick and then was pulled along to Team Box training by Greta, Amanda and Arwyn. I didn't know the rules properly or had any idea what I was in for.
What is your favourite Team Box mascot and why?
My favourite Team Box mascot is the Goose. It was the first animal logo, it was involved in the best game - box, lid, goose, and because of Florice and Boris - our two Geese who come along to tournaments to cheer us on!! (They aren't real geese...)
Where has playing with Team Box taken you?
Since starting with Team Box I have played u19s twice in 2008 and 2010, u23s in 2013, World Clubs in 2014, then Dream Cup and AOUC in 2015. Throughout all these events I have travelled to a bunch of different countries including USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan and Hong Kong. I wouldn't have achieved any of this without Team Box and the experiences I have had with them.
What has been the reason you have stayed with the club?
I have stayed with the club because it is a supportive group of people who bring an amazing atmosphere. Even when I travelled from regional Victoria to training each week and often missed out on a lot of social stuff, I always felt included.
Experienced players in the club are always keen to help newer players which is something I noticed from my very first training, and the leadership are always trying to help everyone improve and achieve their maximum potential. I love these guys, they are like family.
What your favourite uniform combo?
Probably the most recent Nationals uniform primarily because the shorts were cool and I made them myself :) :)
At Team Box training what do you look forward to the most?
I look forward to seeing everyone and being able to work hard with a bunch of people who have the same goals and focus as I do.