A MINDARIE student will travel to Fiji next year after winning a place on a national netball team.
Peter Moyes Anglican Community School’s Georgia Morgan earned a spot on the under-15s All Australia Netball Team through her court performances with WA’s gold medal-winning under-15 team in the School Sport Australia National Netball Championships.
In WA’s first win since 1988, her team defeated NSW 31-24 in the finals of the competition, held between July 30 and August 5, in Adelaide.
The Year 10 student will tour Fiji with the All Australia Netball Team in June next year.
Georgia has been playing netball since she was seven years old but never imagined she would have the chance to represent Australia.
“I was very surprised when they called out my name as part of the team,” she said.
“It really is a wonderful opportunity to play the sport I love at the next level.
“It is a fantastic national team, with so many talented players and coaches.”
PMACS’s inter-school sports co-ordinator Bernie Streeter believes Georgia has the potential to go “all the way”.
“Georgia has a winning combination of physical skill and mental dedication,” he said.
“She is highly coachable, but has extraordinary natural abilities. She truly has the potential to be part of the Australian Olympic team some day.
“She has been a big advocate of school sport, involved in swimming, touch rugby, athletics and cross country in addition to her club and State netball commitments outside of the school. “She is a respected sports leader and mentor to her fellow students.”