THE HIGH-flying Macksville Touch Association have had a large number of junior players succeed at zone and regional level in the school system.
Two of junior players have been selected to represent at a higher level, with Lucy Spain, who attends Bishop Druitt High School, representing NCIS in the day-long NSW Combined Independent schools championships that were played at Penrith.
Lucy had an outstanding carnival and was successful in gaining selection in the NSW CIS U15s girls team which battled it out with the CHS and CCC teams at the NSW All Schools Championships held over two days at the Sydney Academy of Sport in Narrabeen.
Lucy starred at Narrabeen and was thrilled to be selected for the NSW U15 All School team.
She played exceptionally well and was given her CIS coaches MVP award.
Lucy will now travel to South Australia in November/December to participate in the Pacific School Games.
Meanwhile, Matiese Trisley from Macksville High School has also had a busy touch season. Matiese played a three-day NSW Open CHS championship event on the Central Coast as a member of the North Coast team. The girls played extremely well, narrowly going down to Hunter in an exciting drop-off match to finish third overall.
Matiese was selected as a member of the NSW Open CHS team. They are deep in preparation with an extensive training/fitness program and Sydney based training camps to be primed for the National Youth Championships which will be held in Caloundra in September.
Matiese also travelled to Hervey Bay to participate in the Queensland Junior State Cup for a Tweed based team which consisted of a number of North Coast players.