MARY KNOX
MARY KNOX

State Touch carnival set for Coffs

THE Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) girls State Touch carnival will be played at Coffs Harbour next week.

Team coach/manager Audrey Zambelli said that, unlike players in metropolitan areas, it had been difficult for her team of 14 to play together before the carnival.

“All of the girls play in their local competitions from Banora Point to Port Macquarie,” Zambelli said.

“It would have been nice to have them play a few games together.

“We’ve only had some trial runs with part of the team, those up north and those in the south. That and the selections in June have been the closest we’ve been. Hopefully the carnival will be enough to help them along.

“Three of the girls – Mekeely Heron (Maclean); Mary Knox (Coraki) and Shana Povey-Hyatt (Alstonville) – are quite fast and I’m hoping to see plenty of scoring from them.

“They will be ably supported by the other girls, I’m sure.”

The team is: Shana Povey-Hyatt (Alstonville); Haley Housefield and Celestine Nicholson (Banora Point); Olivia Attenborough, Brodhi Avis, and Sharnia Myers (Centaur); Mary Knox (Coraki); Mekeely Heron (Maclean); Jess Anderson and Kali Taylor (North Haven); Maddie Reilly (South West Rocks); Madeline Rudd (Tacking Point); Chloe Houseman and Georgia Williams (Wauchope).

The State carnival will run from next Tuesday to Thursday at the Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium.



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