Trinity Catholic College’s Jenna Lees (with the ball) has been picked for the Lismore Diocesan Touch team for the CCC Championships in Tamworth next month.
Trinity Catholic College’s Jenna Lees (with the ball) has been picked for the Lismore Diocesan Touch team for the CCC Championships in Tamworth next month. Cathy Adams

Jenna's on a mission

TRINITY Catholic College student Jenna Lees is aiming to make the Under-19 NSW Combined Catholic College touch team next month.

Lees was picked in the Under-19 Lismore Diocesan team after the championships were held at Hepburn Park, Goonellabah, on Tuesday.

However, if she doesn't make the New South Wales team it won't be the end of the world for the 16-year-old.

"It's the third year that I've made the Lismore team and it's always good to check out the other competition," Lees said.

"If I make it I make it, but if not it doesn't really worry me."

The state team will be selected from the Combined Catholic College competition at Tamworth on June 5.

Lees plays centre and link positions and it's that versatility that coach Cassie Brooke will look to use next month.

"Jenna was young last year and will only be better for it this time around," Brooke said.

"She is a good defender and a massive team player.

"She drives the ball in attack well too."

It's the fifth year that Lees has played touch football. She enjoys playing with her family on Monday nights in the Lismore competition.

Her father and two sisters help form Rodney Lees Cabinet Making team.

"I'm the only one out of my group of friends that plays," Lees said.

"But its fun and I've met a lot of new people through touch footy and soccer.

"There are some girls that I met last year that are from Banora Point and I'll travel to Tamworth with them this year."

Taylor Perrin and Lauren Conden, from St Joseph's College Banora Point, have both made the team.

Xavier Catholic College student Tori Smith and Mary Dibley, from St John's College Woodlawn, have also made the girls' under-19 team.

"Tori is fast and Mary is agile and fast," Brooke said.

"They are both good assets to the team."

The Trinity team finished third on the standings at Tuesday's championships, with Lees' teammates Abbie Heffernan and Stella McWilliam missing out on Lismore Diocesan team selection.

The NSW Combined Catholic College team will play Combined High Schools and other regions in the National Touch League later this year.

FNC Lismore Diocesan reps

19 years boys: Zac Docking and Cody Hemmings - My St Pats Murwillumbah, Jack Stutfiled - Xavier College Skennars Head, Nelson Carter - Trinity Catholic College, Tom McFadden - Xavier College Skennars Head Keelan Biltoff - Mt St Pats Murwillumbah.

19 years girls: Taylor Perrin - St Josephs Banora Point, Lauren Conden - St Josephs Banora Point, Jenna Lees - Trinity, Tori Smith - Xavier College Skennars Head, Mary Dibley - Woodlawn.

16 years boys: Zac Beecher and Nick Meaney - St John's College Woodlawn, Alex Fitzhugh, Tom Condon, Dylan Kirk- St Joseph's College Banora Point

16 years girls: Brooke McCarthy and Jordan Manddy - St Josephs Banora Point, Zoe Williams - St Marys Casino.



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