Young duo ready for national touch football comp

Zipporah Fish and Tiahna Websdale.
Zipporah Fish and Tiahna Websdale.

TWO local girls are in Tasmania next week to take on the best young touch football players in the country.

Piara Waters’ Zipporah Fish and Southern River’s Tiahna Websdale will suit up for WA at the 2018 U12 School Sport Australia National Touch Football Championships in Hobart.

The All Saints College Indigenous Scholarship students will be hoping to help WA finish better than last year’s fifth place.

“I’m so happy that I’m able to represent my culture and heritage on a national level,” Tiahna said.

“There are not a lot of Indigenous people that play touch football in WA.”

Zipporah said having an active family help inspire her to be involved in a range of sports and that she was eager to compete for WA.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed starting touch football and appreciate the company of the girls on my team,” she said.

The competition runs from October 21 to 26. .