Aussie rules girls gave it their all at states
LOCAL Aussie rules players have taken on the best in Queensland at the State Championships.
The Wide Bay 16 years and under regional team featured seven North Burnett girls and the team finished sixth overall at the Brisbane event, after playing five games against tough competition.
Coach Nathan Spencer said the first game of the tournament was also the first Aussie rules game many of his players had ever seen.
“There was definitely a lot of improvement over the weekend,” Spencer said.
“The last game they played was their best; they won 40-12 against South Coast.”
Burnett State College student Lucy Thompson played exceptionally well and went on to be selected in the Queensland Merit Side.
The competition consisted of eight teams and they played over two days.
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AUSSIE RULES STARS: (From left) Malitha Cooper, Amber Farmer, Sammi-Jo Pointon, Brittany Cross, Megan Ostwald, Lucy Thompson and Annika Darlington.