TWO YOUNG FOOT­BALLERS SET FOR THE BIG STAGE

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AS­PIR­ING AFL Women’s foot­ballers Ri­ley Fisher and Day­tonna Long­bot­tom will run out onto Op­tus Sta­dium on Au­gust 12 to com­pete in the Fre­man­tle Kwik Kick fi­nal.

The Bun­bury Pri­mary Year 6 stu­dents ce­mented their place in the fi­nal, which will be held be­fore the game be­tween Fre­man­tle and Carl­ton, af­ter mak­ing it through the semi-fi­nal round in Perth.

The aim of the game is to kick the ball more than 12 me­tres to each other and mark it as many times as they can in three min­utes.

Ri­ley and Day­tonna said their record num­ber of marks was 18. “We have been prac­tis­ing twice a week, so hope­fully the prac­tice will help us do well,” Ri­ley said.

“We are not re­ally sure who we are up against be­cause there are other peo­ple from dif­fer­ent ar­eas who we didn’t verse.”

Ri­ley wasn’t too con­cerned about the pres­sure of the crowd and “re­ally ex­cited to do it”.

It will not be Ri­ley’s first time com­pet­ing on the big stage, hav­ing played a half-time match at the first AFL Women’s game at Op­tus Sta­dium ear­lier this year.

“That was re­ally cool be­cause I got to meet a lot of other girls who play foot­ball as well and got to show off some skills I have learnt,” she said.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Bun­bury Pri­mary School Year 6 stu­dents Ri­ley Fisher and Day­tonna Long­bot­tom are set­ting their sights on the tro­phy as they gear up to com­pete in the Fre­man­tle Kwik Kick fi­nal at Op­tus Sta­dium.

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