Skills on field set her apart

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

STAR ath­lete Lucy Thomp­son has been se­lected to rep­re­sent the state in Aus­tralian Rules.

The Eidsvold girl and Bur­nett State Col­lege stu­dent­was se­lected for the Queens­land un­der-16 girls’ AFL team.

Her footy skills caught the eyes of se­lec­tors af­ter she cap­tainedWide Bay at the un­der-16 AFL state car­ni­val at Ever­ton Ju­nior Football Club in Bris­bane re­cently.

Thomp­son played ex­cep­tion­ally through­out the tour­na­ment, par­tic­u­larly in de­fence.

It­was a highly com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val, and Thomp­son­was happy with her ef­forts.

“I came home with bruises on my arms and legs, but it was all worth it,” she said.

Thomp­son has played AFL for three years, and played the same car­ni­val last year as vice-cap­tain.

This year she was pro­moted to cap­tain be­cause of her ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of the game.

Thomp­son has also rep­re­sented her school in the Cen­tral Coast Co­bras on two oc­ca­sions.

Photo: Noel Thomp­son

JU­NIOR STAR: Lucy Thomp­son has im­pressed with her footy skills.

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