Emma loves challenge of playing against the best
COOKERNUP footballer Emma Innes booted it with the best in the Schoolsports Australia Australian Football Championships, helping bring home a bronze for WA.
Despite only being in AFL for two years Emma, an Australind Senior High School student, earned a place in the State Under-15 team from among 160 girls across WA in a series of trials earlier this year in Bunbury.
“This is my first year (on the State team), last year I didn’t trial,” Emma said.
Emma originally played for South Bunbury and is now representing East Perth. Teams competed at venues in Perth over a week including Fremantle, Noranda, Mandurah and Gosnells with WA fielding two girls teams.
Emma formed part of the ‘Black’ team for WA and faced off against the visiting States in five matches.
Emma said NSW proved the toughest team in the competition, knocking WA out in the semi-final, though Victoria ended up winning the championship.
“It was definitely more challenging than my usual games, but I like the challenge of competing against people who are better or around the same ability and really strong competitors,” Emma said.
“I will definitely try out for next year.”