Burnett girls in Cobras
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.
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.