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Keea, 15, so good she was accidentally named in Aus U18 team

FUTSAL HONOUR: Keea Parrish, of Goonellabah, is off to Brazil to represent the Australian Schools futsal team.
FUTSAL HONOUR: Keea Parrish, of Goonellabah, is off to Brazil to represent the Australian Schools futsal team. Luke Mortimer

GOONELLABAH futsal player Keea Parrish was so spoiled for choice that she was staring down the barrel of trips to America and Brazil.

Keea was selected to represent Australian Schools at under-16 and under-18 level last year.

It was later selectors realised she was 15 and only eligible to compete in the under-16 team.

Keea, who is in Year 9 at Trinity Catholic College, Lismore, leaves tonight for an 18-day tour of Brazil with her under-16 team.

"The saturation of football and futsal culture she will be exposed to will be pretty special," coach Mick Day said.

"There is a major futsal academy over there with some of the best venues and facilities in the world.

Keea Parrish, a year 9 Student from Trinity in Lismore, will be going to Bresil to represent Australia in Futsal.
Keea Parrish, a year 9 Student from Trinity in Lismore, will be going to Bresil to represent Australia in Futsal. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

"She will play in a four-day tournament and the girls will see professional games and have access to the best coaches."

America is still on the radar and Keea will have the chance for further representative honours when she returns.

Keea will compete in National Championships with her New South Wales women's team which competes in the Australian National Futsal League.

The winning team at nationals will go on to compete overseas in the US Nationals.

Day first came across Keea last year and believes she has a big future in the sport.

"She trialled in an under-14 team and I asked for permission to put her in under-16s," Day said.

"Keea is very enthusiastic and always has a thirst for more. She puts in 100 per cent and is learning all the time. A lot of girls in the (NSW) team are five to seven years older than her but she has bonded really well with them."

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