Player Profile: Chelsea Forkin

Our final Emeralds profile is Chelsea Forkin - Chelsea has been living between Perth and Brisbane in recent years and is currently representing Australia at the Softball World Cup

How long have you been playing baseball?

Somewhere between 10-15 years.

What/how/who/why got you interested in playing baseball?

My brother Nick played.

What clubs have you played for and how important have they been in your development?

I started out playing T Ball for Melville Districts then baseball for the Melville Braves. These two clubs have played an integral part in my development as a player growing up.

How do you think the women's state programme has evolved during your years of involvement?

The programme has grown and evolved enormously. I was 14 years old when I was apart of my first WA Women’s State team. You can tell that there has been significant growth in the development of women’s baseball since then.

What are some of your best memories from baseball?

Best memories range from being down at Winnacott Reserve watching state league as a kid to playing U’14’s State baseball with the boys to the first time representing the green and gold with the Emeralds.

Biggest game day superstition?

Stick to my routines - early pre game hitting and stretching.

Who is the best player you have played with and against and why?

Tahnee Lovering - her passion and love for the game is contagious. She leads by example.

Who has been the most influential person on your baseball career to date?

My family - for always supporting me through everything.

What does it mean to you to pull on the Green and Gold and represent your country?

It’s the greatest honour in the world. For me, nothing can beat that.

What are your hopes for the World Cup? Can we win the Gold?

My hopes are that we are there on the last day of competition, fighting it out for the Gold. We absolutely can.