BUDDING Melville writer Pia Ashworth won herself a backpack full of Eagle-branded footy gear for winning the Year 3 category of the WA Football Commission’s Writing Competition.
Students were given an opening paragraph, written by East Fremantle footballer and published children’s author Timothy Bristow.
They were asked to produce a narrative of no more than 1000 words, building on the story starter.
It was Pia’s first competition win and she said it was unexpected.
Her story involved losing a game of footy to a friend who let her try again before her winning goal accidentally went into the window of a house where a woman with 1000 black cats tried to turn the players into cats.
It finished with a cliff-hanger as her friend started to grow a tail he tried to keep hidden from his mother.
“Writing is my favourite hobby,” Miss Ashworth told the Melville Times.
“I feel I should get into footy; I’m more of a netball girl,” she said of her winnings.
Miss Ashworth’s school, Melville Primary, was also given books from Penguin Random House and Mr Bristow will conduct a writing workshops at the school later in the year.