Melville represented in Anzac games

Carina Tabuteau (14-Melville),Emily Wills (14-Melville) and Gerard Wills (Melville)
Carina Tabuteau (14-Melville),Emily Wills (14-Melville) and Gerard Wills (Melville)

Emily Wills (14), her father Gerard and Carina Tabuteau (14) have been selected to represent Australia in New Zealand and take part in a lacrosse game that will be played 100 years late.

In 1914, the NSW lacrosse team planned to travel to New Zealand as a touring team, but the danger of war forced the game to be cancelled.

This Anzac Day, Australia will send teams to New Zealand to play a commemorative match, which is being called the ‘game that never was’.

The teams will march in the Anzac Day parade before taking part in two days of games against New Zealand.

Emily’s great uncle was an Anzac who was killed in battle in 1915.

She and her father are very proud to be able to play a match in his memory.

The girls are the youngest members of the team and first started playing lacrosse together seven years with Phoenix Lacrosse Club.

Both have played lacrosse at national tournaments and Gerard has represented WA and played for Australia.

Phoenix Lacrosse club trains at Goodchild Reserve in Hamilton Hill. It has several divisions in the junior and senior grades for both male and female players.