A 14-year-old Camps Bay High School learner is getting ready for her trip to play in the Disney Girls Showcase in Orlando, Florida next month. The tournament from Friday 17 to Monday 20 January, is for girls aged 14 to 18Daniella Segall, an aspiring soccer player, will be playing for Camps Bay Club as a central midfielder.She trains twice a week, but is planning to add more sessions during the holiday to make sure she is ready for the game. “When I don’t have practise, I like to keep active by doing a workout or running. “Academics always comes first. I am lucky to have a very supportive family, but my mom puts in many hours organising my life and commitments. That way I have time for both. Whenever I come home, I first complete my homework and if I have a test I study before I go to training,” says Daniella.Talking about her passion for soccer, Daniella says she loves how the sport enables one to play with their own style.“Once you are part of a team, you feel the sense of unity and that’s what really drives me. I always meet new people and I have made some amazing friends. “I am extremely grateful and lucky to have this opportunity at my age. I am also so lucky to have so much support from my parents, my family, friends and my coaches,” adds Daniella.Daniella has been playing soccer from a young age and although she is aware that ladies’ soccer is not big in South Africa, she hopes to make a career out of it. She also plays for the Legends Soccer School, and is grateful to her older brother, Cole Segall for introducing her to the sportHer mother, Simone Segall, says Daniella has always been goal-orientated, determined and knows how to balance her schoolwork and sport. “Her passion, commitment and determination amaze me,” Simone says.