Mikayla proves to be star
MIKAYLA Ralph hopes to represent her country one day in football.
The young Clinton Football Club player remains on the right track, having been picked in the 2012 Australian Under-14 Girls All Stars team at the recent Westfield National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.
Three hundred and twenty of Australia's best female footballers in the under-14 and under-15 divisions participated in this national tournament, with 20 teams from around Australia contesting the two age divisions.
The All Star squad was chosen after the tournament ended on July 13 and it played against the championship winner New South Wales Metro.
Mikayla said she was excited about her selection and enjoyed the high level of play at the national championships.
"It was really fast-paced," she said.
"You got the ball and someone was straight on you."
Mikayla played left-striker during the championships and her Queensland under-14 girls' team placed fourth.
Bronte Watson, from Central Queensland, represented Queensland in the same team.
The highlight of the championships for Mikayla was scoring her first goal for Queensland in a game against ACT, with her team going on to win 3-1.
When asked whether she would like to play football professionally, Mikayla replied: "I couldn't think of anything better."