Tweed teen is a hit
COOLANGATTA'S Simone Millar is rallying to become one of Australia's top young beach volleyball players.
The 17-year-old is busy preparing for the upcoming Australian Beach Volleyball Junior Masters championships at Surfers Paradise in a couple of months time.
It's been a busy year for the talented player who gained a silver medal in the under-19 age division with teammate Larni Dibbon at the corresponding championships in January.
She's also earned a spot in the Natalie Cook-run Sandstorm Academy for up-and-coming players and has been selected as a shadow player for the NSW indoor volleyball team after impressing for the Far North Coast in the state championships at Temora, where she won the coach's award.
Millar, a student at Tweed River High School who has been playing the game since she was eight, plans to join the Queensland beach volleyball tour after her studies and one day hopes to represent her country at an Olympic games.