Teenagers enjoying

Softballers Kiara Heron, Beth Nolan, Sophie Campbell, Grace Petrie and Emma McLean are heading to Blacktown. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419098
Softballers Kiara Heron, Beth Nolan, Sophie Campbell, Grace Petrie and Emma McLean are heading to Blacktown. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d419098

The girls will play about 10 games against teams from around Australia.

One of those teenagers is Ferndale resident Sophie Campbell.

The 16-year-old started playing softball when she was 10 and has been training three days a week in the lead-up to the championships.

‘I enjoy that the game never stops challenging you,’ she said.

‘Once you think you’ve mastered something, it always throws another curve ball at you. It is always a great feeling when you manage to achieve something you have set out to.’

School Sport WA (SSWA) has been responsible for the development and promotion of representative school sport in WA since it was established in 1909.

The main purpose of SSWA programs is to promote, organise and co-ordinate sporting competitions for students at local, regional and interstate level.

Beth Nolan (15) also started playing softball at a young age. The Willetton softball player said she was excited to be selected in the State team.

”It feels great; it has been a goal of mine for a few years and I am proud to have achieved it,’ Beth said.

Emma Mclean (15) has also been training for the past two months at the Mirrabooka Softball Complex and hopes to continue playing at a high level.

‘The thing I love most about softball is the friends and people I have met,’ Emma said. ‘Softball is now a part of my life and I can’t imagine what I would be doing if I was not playing this game now.’

Led by coach David Stivey, the girls come from both public and private Perth schools.