Aussie rules girls gave it their all at states

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

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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Photo: Noel Thomp­son

AUSSIE RULES STARS: (From left) Malitha Cooper, Am­ber Farmer, Sammi-Jo Poin­ton, Brit­tany Cross, Me­gan Ost­wald, Lucy Thomp­son and An­nika Dar­ling­ton.

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