Three Park Ridge Pirates selected for national AFL carnivals

THREE Greater Park Ridge Pirate female players have been selected to represent Queensland in July.

ON THE RISE: Olivia Harmer co-captained the Metropolitan West side which finished third in the Queensland School Sport AFL State Championships on the Gold Coast.

ON THE RISE: Olivia Harmer co-captained the Metropolitan West side which finished third in the Queensland School Sport AFL State Championships on the Gold Coast.

Under 17 players Olivia Harmer and Naomi Ginn will compete for the Queensland under 15 school girls side at the national carnival in Tasmania while Christine Okesense was chosen for the Queensland under 18 women's team to compete in Perth.

This comes after the girls performed strongly at the Queensland School Sport AFL State Championships on the Gold Coast this month.

Olivia Harmer co-captained the Metropolitan West side which finished third in the state.

The Metropolitan West team played well against the Sunshine Coast and Metropolitan East in the first two games but lost to Metropolitan North.

The team battled it out against the Sunshine Coast for third place and won 29-14 in the final game.

Co-captain Harmer said she was looking forward to travelling to Tasmania for the national championships this year.

Olivia Harmer was selected to compete at a national carnival in July.

Olivia Harmer was selected to compete at a national carnival in July.

Last year was the first time Harmer traveled to a state competition which was held in Cairns.

"This is definitely going to be different, especially with Tasmania being 20 degrees colder than Cairns," she said.

"I am looking forward to playing with such a good group of girls and having a good carnival down in Tasmania.

"I have been playing AFL for two-and-a-half seasons now starting at the beginning of 2017. I am such a competitive person when it comes to sport."

Park Ridge Pirates club president Andy Colenso said he was proud of the player's accomplishments.

"It is great to see their performances acknowledged and rewarded at this level and we have no doubt that they will continue to represent the club, their families and themselves very well throughout the upcoming competitions," he said.

Under 16 Parjk Ridge Pirate, Kaleb Nolan was selected as a shadow for the chance to compete at the Tasmanian national carnival despite sustaining an injury during the State Championships.

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