Bur­nett girls in Co­bras

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

NORTH Bur­nett girls will make up more than a quar­ter of the Cen­tral Coast Co­bras un­der-17 girls AFL team.

The team will com­pete in the state cham­pi­onships at Cairns this week­end and se­lec­tors will be watch­ing the com­pe­ti­tion so the 2013 U18 state squad can be formed.

Lucy Thomp­son and Me­gan Ost­wald, both from Bur­nett State Col­lege, will be re­turn­ing to the Co­bras af­ter rep­re­sent­ing the team at last year’s state U16 cham­pi­onships.

The other girls, Annika Dar­ling­ton from Bur­nett State Col­lege, and the Monto trio of Am­ber Farmer, Sammi-Jo Poin­ton and Tay­lor By­grave, are first timers who are ex­cited by the chal­lenge of a new sport.

All girls re­cently par­tic­i­pated in the first North Bur­nett Sec­ondary AFL Carnival at Mun­dub­bera and were sin­gled out by area de­vel­op­ment man­ager Rob Searle.

“This will be Lucy’s third carnival and Me­gan’s sec­ond so they know what to ex­pect,” Searle said.

“The other four are fairly new to the sport, but show enough to sug­gest that they will blos­som in Cairns this week­end.”

The Cen­tral Coast Co­bras are made up of girls from Wide Bay, Capricornia and Mackay.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

FOOTY STARS: Monto State High School’s Am­ber Farmer, Sammi-Jo Poin­ton and Tay­lor By­grave will play in the U17 girls’ AFL team at state cham­pi­onships this week­end.

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