State se­lec­tion a thrill for Brooke

SHE’LL PLAY FOR WA IN ADE­LAIDE IN DE­CEM­BER

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BROOKE Clap­pin­son has hit a home run to suc­cess.

The Year 10 stu­dent from Kelm­scott Se­nior High School has been se­lected for the School Sports WA 17-and-un­der girls soft­ball team.

She will rep­re­sent the state in Ade­laide in De­cem­ber.

The 15-year-old, who also does cheer­lead­ing and plays net­ball, said she had been play­ing soft­ball for the past two years and came to love the sport.

“I used to watch my mum play a lot of soft­ball, and I al­ways thought it was a cool sport, but I never thought I could do it.

“I gave it a shot – the first year I didn’t like it, then I kept go­ing at it and I ended up re­ally en­joy­ing it,” Brooke said.

She said she felt greatly re­lieved to be se­lected for the state team.

“I felt re­ally priv­i­leged to be able to trial for it and make it and be taught by peo­ple with that high abil­ity,” she said.

“I love the rush you get when you play.

“The adren­a­line pumps through you, es­pe­cially when it’s a tight game. Though you may not win, it’s still a good out­come.”

The fu­ture looks bright for the young soft­ball star.

“I would love to rep­re­sent my coun­try in soft­ball, and just to be able to teach and pass on my knowl­edge to younger kids,” she said.

Brooke Clap­pin­son says she’s thrilled to be se­lected for the state team.

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