Adding a touch of Tweed
TWEED touch footy players Ashlee Jaeger and Georgie Lynn might go to different schools but on the touch field they are united in a common cause playing for the NSW Combined High Schools under-15 side.
Ashlee, a Kingscliff High School Year 9 student, and Georgie, who is Year 9 at Tweed River High, have both gone through a gruelling selection process which included them playing for North Coast in the regional selections at Newcastle.
After outstanding performances there, they have both been selected in the NSW side which will now contest the national championships in Adelaide in October.
The girls, who both play in the South Tweed Community Touch Competition on Friday nights, but not in the same teams, will travel to Sydney together to attend training camps for the state side.
Ashlee, who also plays netball and does athletics, has been playing touch since she was 10.
“The appeal of touch is that it is a fast sport which keeps you running,” Ashlee said.
Georgie, who also started playing at a young age, loves the challenge of trying to beat an opposition team through teamwork.
In fact one of the teams she has beaten was Ashlee's when the two girls played in the South Tweed touch competition.
Now they hope their 'Tweed connection' will help NSW to a national title in October.