‘Fearless’ duo fly flag for WA

Alicia PereraPilbara News

Two teenagers from Roebourne are gearing up to represent WA in New South Wales in women’s AFL after being selected as part of a State youth development squad.

Ala McKay, 15, and Janeva Alec-Mowarin, 14, have been announced as part of the WA KickStart Squad for women’s AFL after going through combine testing in Perth in the past few months.

One of the first steps will be to head to Byron Bay and compete for WA at the AFL’s Female Diversity Football Championships next month.

The girls’ mentor, Lisa George, said they had worked hard and been “fearless” to earn this opportunity to get high-level football experience.

“They’re going to go over there, competing against girls on a similar level, aiming into to get in the All-Stars team to really start to have people looking at them now,” she said.

“From a selectors’ standpoint, the girls are going to be right up there and it’s going to give them a head start into the processes of AFL rather than going in as unknowns.”

Ala and Janeva said they were excited about the opportunity to develop their skills on a State level.

Janeva said making the team had been a big personal achievement.

“I’m proud of myself for coming this far,” she said.

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