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Teen keen to tour again

ALSTONVILLE football player Georgia Keen has the world at her feet.

Keen, 16, has just been selected in the Australian Under-19 Schoolgirls team to tour England and Wales next year.

It is the second year a row she has been named in the side after travelling to Argentina and Brazil with the team in January.

"It's really good, I'm pretty lucky to be able to go overseas again," Keen (pictured) said.

"I was a bit nervous this time because you need to prove that you're good enough to be picked."

"There was a bit of pressure there but I played pretty solid."

Keen was selected after representing NSW at the National Schools competition in Canberra earlier this month.

She is one of three players from the 2012 side to be retained.

Keen is in year 11 at Trinity Catholic College and is eligible to play next year too.

"I'm definitely going to try and do the whole three years," she said.

"I'm looking forward to this one because we'll be playing school teams.

"It will be pretty tough competition and we'll get to go to some EPL games.

"This will be a lot different than South America and probably not as intense.

"We'll have a game every two days and a fair bit of travel to do."

Keen will finish the season with Alstonville in the Far North Coast women's premier league.

She will also play with the boy's team in the FNC Summer Youth League to help keep fit

The Australian team will leave for its tour on January 8.



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