Kiarra Hansen, Georgia Donovan and Chelsea Fanning (not in picture) have made the QLD state under 15 team.
Kiarra Hansen, Georgia Donovan and Chelsea Fanning (not in picture) have made the QLD state under 15 team. NICK KOSSATCH

Volleyball girls selected in state team

THE STRENGTH of their performances at the recent school sport 15-year girl's volleyball state championships has reaped rewards for a Gladstone trio.

Kiarra Hansen, Georgia Donovan and Chelsea Fanning have made the state volleyball team, which will compete at the nationals this year.

The trio, 15 years of age, were members of the Capricornia team's bronze-medal achievement last weekend in Brisbane.

"It was a hard competition and we lost some games we should have won," Kiarra said.

The Cap side defeated Darling Downs 9-3 for bronze.

Coach Danielle Lambert kick-started Kiarra's volleyball, but she did have her doubts.

"I was so excited because I didn't think I was going to make it," Kiarra added.

For Georgia, it was a case of stepping up when it mattered most. "I reckon I did well and played my best in the bronze-medal game," she said.



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