TAYLA Harris is a big believer in getting out of your comfort zone.

That’s why the Melbourne forward is pushing herself this month, taking part in the Reach Foundation’s Very Uncomfortable Challenge.

Harris, who is joining others around the country in setting a stretch goal and fundraising, has committed to completing a “Big Ass Boxing Round”, which will see her box non-stop for a lengthy amount of time.

The 24-year-old has pledged to add three minutes – the equivalent of one boxing round – for every donation of more than $20. Any contributions of $500 plus will then see a ‘whole fight’, being 12 three-minute rounds, added to the count.

Harris will put on the gloves once she reaches her target of $10,000, which will all go to the Reach Foundation, and live stream the challenge on Instagram.

And while she knows she’s in for some pain, the Demon recruit said she saw a great opportunity for personal growth.

“I wanted to do whatever I could to demonstrate that challenging yourself can not only inspire others but give you an experience that will provide lessons and growth throughout, physically and mentally,” Harris told Melbourne Media.

I thought the Big Ass Boxing Round was crazy enough to catch people’s attention and if they choose to donate to cheer me on or watch me suffer, either way, it’s worth it!

All funds raised through the Very Uncomfortable Challenge will go to the Reach Foundation, which aims to help young people believe in themselves and get the most out of life.

Reach, one of the club’s charity partners, has been inspiring the nation’s youth through workshops in schools and communities for almost three decades, and is now playing a major role in helping people through the pandemic.

It’s an important cause for Harris, and one of the main reasons she wanted to get involved.

“The work Reach does rings true to me because I am so thankful for the experiences that I was able to have growing up that shaped me,” she said.

“I believe all young people should be able to try new things, feel confident enough to step outside of their comfort zone and enjoy the rewards of new-found skills and pride.

“Especially now since the pandemic, young people have been deprived of social interaction and experiences.

“I hope that anyone following along can see that setting ambitious goals and challenges can be daunting but so worthwhile.”

Harris has passed the halfway mark of her donation target, having raised over $6,614.