Georgia ready to dazzle for state
NORTHERN Fury junior Georgia Keioskie reckons she might be “a bit lonely” as the only regional player chosen in the under- 15 football side for next week’s national championships in Coffs Harbour.
But she’s confident Queensland can put up a fight for the trophy when the championships get underway on Monday.
Three other Fury players – Brylee Rowbotham, Georgia Fogarty and Lara Skerratt – were chosen in the under- 14 side.
The teams travelled to Brisbane on Wednesday for a training camp and Keioskie, who has played the game since she was five, will play as an attacking midfielder.
Asked if being the only regional player in the side added to her achievement, Keioskie said: “Yeah but I’m a bit sad none of my close friends made it.
“It’s harder for us to make it because Brisbane girls get seen regularly, while we only get seen once in a while.
“I’ve played since I was five. My brother pushed me into it.”
Keioskie also represented the Queensland schoolgirls when she was 12, and last year accompanied the state team on a tour of Japan.
But she is undecided whether she will pursue the game at a higher level like the W- League.
“I’m not too sure about that one yet. I don’t know if I want to go down that path or go to uni and study.
“But playing for Australia would be pretty cool.”
PROUD MOMENT: Georgia Keioskie, 15, ( front), along with Brylee Rowbotham, 12, and Georgia Fogarty, 13, have been selected in the state side to compete at the national championships next week at Coffs Harbour.