Casey?s walking tall

GLENREAGH Public School sports captain Casey Irwin has followed the path trodden by her older sister, Sarah, to create a remarkable piece of history for her tiny school.

The Year five student has been selected in the North Coast primary schools hockey team that will compete at the State championships at Moorebank, Sydney from June 7-9.

Sarah achieved the same feat two years ago.

Having two North Coast representatives is a proud achievement for the small school, which has a student base of just 105 children.

Casey said she was stunned when her name was read out in the North Coast side.

"I was very surprised because I didn't think I was good enough to make it," she said.

"My older sister made it and I wanted to do the same thing.

"I'm looking forward to it, but I will be a bit nervous."

The 10-year-old, who plays a variety of positions but pre- fers half, will now have a chance to push for selection in the New South Wales side that will contest the National titles later this year.

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