Young gun racks up a super season
SHE’S gone from not being able to play her favourite sport, to pulling off three major achievements in the past few weeks.
BITS Saints player Megan Hunt won the league best and fairest award for the AFL Capricornia women’s competition, and also gained selection for the Queensland under-18s state team.
“I’ve achieved a lot in the past two years,” Hunt said.
To top this off her team, the BITS Saints, won the premiership.
“I was very happy with how the team went; I didn’t think we’d beat Yeppoon in the grand final, so it was great to win.
“I was pretty happy with how I played, but there were some games I thought I could have done better in.”
Hunt said it was good to see her teammates improve over the weeks and they were all eager to play AFL.
Hunt, who prompted the league to run the women’s competition, said the league is hoping to run a 10-week women’s competition in 2011, the games perhaps to be played on Saturday along with the men’s matches.
For Hunt, who is 14-years-old, making the state team in under-18s is a huge achievement, and she’s looking forward to playing next week in Melbourne.
She flies to Melbourne on Monday where the team will play other sides from across the country.
“This is the first time I’ve been chosen in a state team, so it’s really exciting,” Hunt said.
“I’ll be trying to learn as much as I can,” she said.