Alumni Career Snapshot – Rahni Samason

Meet Rahni Samason one of our 2015 graduates. Here’s some advice she had for our Killester girls, and what she had to say about being a professional netball player.

What year did you graduate from Killester College?

2015

What subjects did you study in Year 12?

  • English
  • Further Maths
  • Biology
  • Drama
  • Physical Education

What path did you take to get to where you are now?

Completed a double degree (Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts).

My sporting career does not involve academia.

Who inspired you to get where you are?

My parents.

What do you love most about what you do?

It is fun and keeps me fit and healthy.

What are you most proud of in your career?

Never giving up.

What has been the most challenging thing about your career?

Big injuries, not getting selected for teams, and trying to balance sport and life (part-time work and school).

What have been some career highlights?

  • DUANL MVP 2018
  • Victorian Fury MVP 2018
  • Melbourne Vixen Debut 2021 Rd 5
  • Player of the Match Rd 5 2021

When you played your debut game in May, what are some of the thoughts that went through your mind when the Vixens won?

The overwhelming feelings were joy and exhaustion. I was so happy to be part of that win and celebrate with my teammates, but I was most proud of finally getting an opportunity to showcase that I can play at that level.

What are some of the next steps you plan on taking in your netball career?

Get a full contract with a team in the SSN next year (fingers crossed Vixens!!). Keep playing and improving and hopefully play for the Australian Diamonds

Do you have anything special that you remember about your time at Killester College?

Everything was special! My teachers and friends were always so supportive of both my academic and sporting goals and would not hesitate to help me in any way. That sense of community/family is something that I will always cherish.

Do you have any words of wisdom/advice for our Killester Girls?

Put yourself out there. It can be confronting wanting to try hard or start something new but my best advice is to be afraid and do it anyway! Success only comes with effort.