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Students Named in Queensland Softball Team

6/11/2015
Two Coolum State High School students have been named in the Queensland under-12’s softball team for the Pacific School Games in Adelaide later this month.
 

Year 7 students Amaya Foxover and Rylee Read were selected after recently competing in the regional under 12’s Regional team during a four day tournament in Toowoomba.

Amaya’s mother Karyn Foxover said both girls played extremely well and showed why they deserved to be in the Queensland team.

The Pacific School Games are held every two years and provide opportunities for around 4000 school-aged students to participate in nine different sports at the highest level. he Pacific School Games are held every two years and provide opportunities for around 4000 school-aged students to participate in nine different sports at the highest level.

Swimming, diving, basketball, touch football, baseball, softball, football (soccer), table tennis and goalball will feature in the 2015 Games. Students aged between 10 and 19 years from at least 12 countries, including every Australian state and territory, will compete from November 21 to 29.

The under 12 softball team will be up against an international team from India, and state teams from the ACT, South Australia, New South Wales and the Northern Territory during the week-long event.

Amaya and Rylee’s commitment to the sport at such an early age is evident.  Rylee, who has played for eight years and currently plays for Redsox in the Noosa Softball Association says she excited by the upcoming challenges.  

Amaya has played softball for four years and travels to Brisbane weekly to play in the Brisbane Association for the Saints Softball Club.  She says she’s looking forward to testing her skills against the best of the best.  

Amaya and Rylee have already attended one training camp in Bundaberg during the recent school holidays and will complete another three intensive training sessions in Redcliffe with the Queensland team before the Games.