Siblings show state of play
Three local siblings are making a name for themselves in WA sport. Emily, Jack and Georgie Cleaver have all represented the state in either football or basketball. The trio are eager to pursue their dreams all the way to the big stage.
THEY might still be teenagers, but Emily, Jack and Georgie Cleaver are all making a name for themselves in WA sport.
Fifteen-year-old Emily played two exhibition matches with the WA AFL Women's 16s team in June and was a member of the East Fremantle colts team that went down to the Peel Thunderbirds in the 2018 WAWFL Rogers Cup grand final.
Younger brother Jack (14) is not only a budding football star, having won the best on ground award after a stirring grand final win with his Rossmoyne Junior Football Club team, he’s also tearing up the basketball court, previously named in both the WA U12s State Schoolboys team and the Basketball WA State U14s team.
Thirteen-year-old Georgie may be the youngest of the trio but she’s just as talented, captaining the U12s WA State Schoolgirls basketball team in last December’s Pacific School Games and travelling to Victoria this week to compete in the U14 Australian Junior Basketball Championships with the Willetton Tigers.
All three are also in specialist football development squads at East Fremantle Football Club.
Emily said she was proud to be part of the first female development football squad in WA.
“I had this goal for a while,” she said. “I had seen my younger brother and sister in the black and gold and was aiming for this myself.”
Jack and Georgie said they also had dreams to take their sporting careers all the way.
“I’m looking forward to playing for East Fremantle and playing on the same side as kids I normally play against,” Jack said.
“If I work hard enough I would like to play at the highest level in footy, basketball or netball,” Georgie said.
“I don’t want to choose a sport yet, as I enjoy them all too much.”
Girl power... Georgie and Emily Cleaver are a good team.
Sisters Georgie and Emily Cleaver, along with brother Jack, are excelling at their sports at state level.