Megan shows she's got girl power
AUSTRALIAN rules player Megan Hunt has proven she can match it with the best girls in the country.
Hunt, just 14, was chosen in the Queensland under-18s girls' team to play in Melbourne recently.
She was part of the first Queensland team to get a win at the carnival in four years, and her feats won her selection in the under-18s All-Star team, which brought together the standout players from Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia and Queensland.
“I didn't think I'd make it, being the second-youngest player in the team,” she said.
“It was the best week of my life.”
Although the BITS gun player thought she could have played better, her coaches were impressed enough to name her the best Queensland midfielder.
“I thought I went all right, but I always come off the ground thinking I could have done better,” she said.
In the first match against South Australia, the team had the narrowest of defeats. However, Hunt played her best game of the tournament.
“It was a tight game and we went down by one point. Our team was devastated,” she said.
Queensland took on Victoria in game two and the girls gave it a shot before being outclassed as the game wore on.
“It was pretty close in the first half, but they dominated in the second half,” Hunt said.
Hunt was briefly knocked out in the game, after being spun around in a tackle and hitting her head on the ground.
The match against Western Australia ended in a nine-goal loss.
For the first time in four years, the team came away with a victory, knocking over South Australia in a final by several goals.
“That was a really good feeling,” Hunt said.
Hunt won the league best and fairest in the women's Capricornia League and was the leading goalkicker for BITS.