Mikayla Ralph, 15, has made the Queensland football team three years in a row in Gladstone.
Mikayla Ralph, 15, has made the Queensland football team three years in a row in Gladstone. Brenda Strong

Mikayla to line up for Queensland football side again

IT IS an honour for any sportsperson to be selected for their state, so for Mikayla Ralph getting selected for the third time is an amazing achievement.

Ralph began playing football for Queensland back in 2011, representing the state in under-13s, and has not looked back.

She then made the team in the U14s last year, and has again given selectors every reason to pick her, this time in the U15s age group.

"I'm very proud and excited," Ralph said.

Ralph plays for Clinton locally, and travelled to Townsville representing CQFC at the Queensland country tournament, performing well enough to earn her third berth for Queensland.

The team did not lose a match in Townsville, having a win and a draw against Far North Queensland and North Queensland.

The left striker in now destined to shine for Queensland in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, from July 8-13.

Before making her way to NSW, she is stopping off for an intensive training camp down in Brisbane.

"It will be a hard way to start but should be good," Ralph said.

She is looking forward to mixing it with the best across Australia, and seeing if she can help Queensland to a tournament victory.

"We always come in the top four, we have a good side too, we should go well."



Residents new place to remember loved ones

premium_icon Residents new place to remember loved ones

RESIDENTS at New Auckland Place now have a place to remember their loved ones lost...

Man rushed to hospital in Biloela pool incident

premium_icon Man rushed to hospital in Biloela pool incident

Paramedics were called to the scene of a near drowning incident overnight

STINKY DEAL: Residents fury over sewer system ownership

premium_icon STINKY DEAL: Residents fury over sewer system ownership

TENSIONS are spilling over at the seaside village of Seventeen Seventy where...