Breward lands spot on NSW side
AUSSIE RULES: Local AFL star Georgia Breward has climbed the ranks into the NSW/ACT Under 18s Youth Girls side.
Breward started playing with the Grafton Tigers last year in the Under 15s local competition and when she got the opportunity to try out for the NSW/ACT side, she jumped on it.
“I’m really excited but a bit nervous about how I’m going to go in the competition,” Breward said.
This year she tried out for both the NSW and Queensland sides, and is already planning to try out for both states next year.
“I wanna keep going with it, the aim next year is to get in the state side, I don’t mind which one,” she said.
Breward hopes to one day get drafted for the national women’s league that is set to start in 2017.
The AFL Development Officer for Northern NSW, Matt Crawley said it was a fantastic effort for Breward to be selected in the Under 18s team at such a young age.
“I’m really confident that she’s got the ability and talent to actually make it to that level,” Crawley said about Breward.
“From Georgia’s perspective, she’s in the Under 18s team when she’s only 15,” he said.
AFL North Coast are working towards more opportunities for girls to play AFL in the area.
“AFL are really pushing for youth girls participants,” he said.
Chris Scheffer, the Grafton Tigers President, said Breward is one of the stars of the Under 15s local competition.
“She practices a hell of a lot, I’ve never seen her without a ball in her hands,” he said.
Scheffer said she has a very supportive family, and everyone at the club was excited and supportive of her selection in the NSW side.
Ken Breward, Georiga’s dad, said the family loved that she was so passionate about AFL at all levels.
“We are thrilled that she is passionate about it and we couldn’t be happier for her,” he said.