Player Profile – Tahli Moore

Position: 2nd Base
Uniform Number: 5
Debut: 2019 Asia Pacific Cup
Cap Number: 288
Club Team: Kissing Point
Association Team: North Shore District
State Team: NSW Firestars
Date of Birth: 22 August 1994
Height: 160cm

With her mum and older sister playing softball, it wasn’t long before Tahli followed them on to the diamond, playing for the first time at six years of age.

Making her debut for NSW in 2010 at the U16 Girls’ National Championship, Tahli also represented NSW at U17 level in 2011 and at U19 level in 2012 and 2013, winning national titles in all four of those years.

As an Australian and British dual citizen, after just missing selection for the junior Australian team for the 2013 Junior Women’s World Championship, Tahli was selected for the Great Britain team for that event.

Shortly after, she was offered a US college scholarship with James Madison University, playing softball there from 2014 to 2017.

Making her debut for the NSW Firestars (Open Women’s team) at the 2017 Gilley’s Shield, Tahli played exceptionally to win the Rookie of the Year award. She has been part of the Firestars team each year since, winning Gilley’s Shield titles in all four of those years.

Early in 2017, halfway through her final year of college, Tahli was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis in her shoulder. Requiring surgery and many months of recovery, she felt her softball career was over.

With the encouragement of friends and family though, Tahli returned to the gym and then travelled to the Netherlands to play softball again. Recapturing her previous form, she made her debut in the senior Australian team at the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup.

 

Media
Podcast – September 2020: Tahli features on Episode 3 of the Softball Insider Podcast, driven by Kumho Tyre Australia.
Article – April 2019: Tahli Moore – the curveball that changed my life
Article – January 2019: Tahli chasing Moore after dream debut
 
National Awards:
2017: Rookie of the Year, Open Women’s National Softball Championship