SQUASH: Moana ready to make all the right moves
SQUASH: Former Grafton-based squash sensation Moana Gray is making a giant leap forward in her career - uprooting her life to Europe to be in the heart of competitive squash.
Since moving away from home in the Clarence Valley, Gray has forged her way in the domestic circuit rising through the coaching ranks in Sydney.
Gray has become a mainstay of domestice competitions, climbing the ranks to sit as third best in the state, but the Willoughby-based coach is hoping the move will help her climb the world rankings.
With only 25 people standing between her and the top 100 rankings, Gray is hoping to crack them within half a year.
"After six to eight months I want to be in the top 80," she said.
While Gray isn't nervous about the move, she said she was excited about the higher level of competition in Europe.
"This is an opportunity, either way I'm going to have a good time and get experience I wasn't able to get while living in Australia," Gray said about her move.
Gray will be competing in professional tournaments across Europe and will be looking for a new coach.
She will be competing in Switzerland, Ireland, Jersey in the Channel Islands and Mexico to name a few.
Gray grew up in Grafton and was coached by her mum Tracey at Big River Gym.