Cartier train­ing to get out of the shad­ows

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

KEEN net­baller Cartier Ben­nett has been train­ing and work­ing hard to get into the next level of com­pe­ti­tion and “take on the big girls”.

The 12-year-old St Au­gus­tine’s Pri­mary School stu­dent is the only ju­nior net­baller in the Moss­man and Port Dou­glas re­gion to be picked as one of four “shad­ows” for the Penin­sula side af­ter con­test­ing re­cent in­ter-schools com­pe­ti­tions and trav­els to Cairns reg­u­larly to train with the best play­ers of her age.

She may be called up to take her place in the rep­re­sen­ta­tive team if some­one is sick or in­jured.

The squad will travel to Bar­cal­dine on May 31 to con­test its first ma­jor car­ni­val of the sea­son.

Cartier, who plays goal at­tack, said she loves the play­ing the sport at ev­ery level.

“I like the game be­cause it’s very ac­tive and gives me a chance to run and to keep fit and it’s also a very pre­cise game which I like,” Cartier said.

“But I like it too be­cause it is fun and gives me a chance to be with my friends.” The Gazette wants to help you show the world the one thatt didn’t get away! Emaile your pho­tos to gazette@g tpd.newsltd. com.au and ti­tle it 'Attn fish pics' or drop it into the Gazette of­fice in the Salt­wa­ter Build­ing in Grant St. Make sure you in­clude your name, the species of fish, length and weight, where and when it was caught and what tackle and bait you used.

Photo by PAUL BUT­LER

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