Multi-tal­ented teen a win­ner

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

FIF­TEEN-year-old Jac­inta Grif­fin was awarded the Ju­nior Sports award at Biggen­den’s Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions, in recog­ni­tion of her rep­re­sen­ta­tion at re­gional and state level in cricket, soc­cer and fut­sal.

She has been part of the Queens­land teams since 2009, and cap­tained the Queens­land Sec­ondary Schools Girls cricket team in 2012.

Grif­fin plays cricket for Com­bined Coun­try/West­ern Sub­urbs in Bund­aberg, and plays soc­cer in win­ter.

Although she had been play­ing fut­sal for only 12 months, she com­peted as part of the 15-year Girls Coun­try team at the 2012 Na­tional School Fut­sal ti­tles in Townsville in Oc­to­ber.

Grif­fin has since been se­lected for the 15/16 Year Girls Aus­tralian Fut­sal team to tour Brazil in Au­gust this year.

The 18-day tour will in­clude a train­ing camp in Rio De Janiero, and the chance towatch the top Brazil­ian teams play.

“I am really look­ing for­ward to the trip, which will be my first overseas, although I’ll be a bit ner­vous with­out my fam­ily,” she said.

As the cost of the trip is more than $7000, Grif­fin and her mother Michelle plan to do some fundrais­ing later in the year.

Photo: Contributed

JU­NIOR WIN­NER: Biggen­den’s Jac­inta Grif­fin.

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