Lucy plays for Queensland
Eidsvold talent makes grand final match
AFL QUEENSLAND: Eidsvold’s Lucy Thompson clears the ball from the back-line. TRAVELLING toWestern Australia to represent Queensland for the second time, Eidsvold’s Lucy Thompson played in the back line in her maroon jersey.
The 17-year-old university student said the experience was one of the best of her life.
“I played in Canberra last year in this team and we didn’t make the grand final so this was something special to get so close to winning the Nationals,” she said.
Thompson said her experience of playing for her state was simply awesome.
“There are so many amazing players at the Nationals, it is a bit hard to believe that I am part of this great team,” she said.
“I will now join the academe of senior AFL woman as I am now too old for the junior ranks.”
Queensland went down by seven points in a thrilling grand final of the AFL National Youth Girls Championships.
They were defeated by Victoria Metro 1.2.22 to 2.3.15.
Former Fitzroy great and now AFL Queensland CEO Michael Conlan said he was proud of the way the girls played and being inWestern Australia with the team was an honour.
“The under 18 Nationals have been an inspirational journey for the girls and their efforts have been amazing,” Mr Conlan said.
AFL Queensland under 18 team celebrates after a win against Western Australia.
“The Queensland woman are getting stronger each year.”
Earlier in the day Western Australia beat Vic Country to finish third.
Queensland’s Tayla Harris was named the best and fairest player for the championships from Pool A while also being named the best player in the grand final.
Thompson is studying exercise and sport science at ACU and Mr Conlan said there would always be a spot for her in the ranks of the Queensland AFL.
“If Lucy works like she plays football, I want her on my team,” he said.
South Australia proved victorious beating NSW/ACT in the pool B grand final.
Hayley Smith was named the best player in the Pool B playoff for third position for her efforts in helping the Woomeras beat the Thunder Devils.
All-Australian team was named following the Championships featuring five players from Vic Metro, five from Queensland, four fromWA, three from South Australia, two from Vic Country, two from NSW/ACT, two from the Woomeras and one from Tasmania.
Michael Conlan If Lucy works like she plays football, I want her on my team.