Trio to live dream

By LEE GASKIN

FOR a trio of Bundaberg up and comers, selection in the Queensland Indigenous Schoolgirls Netball side feels like a dream.

Ella Ross, Shanice Tanner and Bronwyn Johnson, will compete in the Charles Perkins Carnival in Darwin from October 24 to 28.

This will be the first time a Queensland netball team has competed at this event, and Johnson said she felt privileged to be a part of it.

"It's a pretty awesome feeling - it doesn't matter what we do after this, we know that in five or 10 years time we can look back and say that we were a part of something special,'' Johnson said.

However, Johnson is unsure of which team she will be lining up for in the tournament.

She may play in either the schoolgirls or open team.

An Australian indigenous schoolgirls side will be selected from this carnival, but Johnson is ineligible because she will have finished school by the time the team competes next year.

"I don't mind which team I play for, whether it be the opens or the schoolgirls,'' she said.

Ross, a goal attack, has been involved with netball for 10 years, and said she was looking forward to meeting team-mates.

"We don't know who else is on our team, but I'm sure they are all very good players,'' Ross said.

Wing defence Tanner is excited to play, especially with her friends.

"That's the best part of it, all my mates are there with me,'' Tanner said.



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