Coffs Harbour Showgirl entrant Kate Brooke.
Coffs Harbour Showgirl entrant Kate Brooke. Bruce Thomas

Kate hoping for Showgirl crown

KATE Brooke has entered the 2010 Coffs Harbour Showgirl quest because she believes you should always try something new when you are young and have the opportunity.

The talented young Coffs Harbour netballer, who has been playing her favourite sport since she was four years old, is in her final year at John Paul College and studying for her Higher School Certificate.

She hopes to move to Brisbane next year to pursue her netball career at a professional level ‘or earn some money’.

“I am so stubborn,” she said.

“I have been focused on netball ever since I was little.’

“I want to keep my eyes on the prize.”

The prize she hopes to achieve is a place on the Australian representative netball team.

Kate Brooke is already in the emerging athletes program for the NSW Institute of sport and has been in the North Coast Academy of Sport for talented athletes since she was 14.

Currently nursing her first-ever netball injury, a severely sprained ankle, she says entering the Showgirl competition is ‘out of my comfort zone’.

She enjoys attending the annual Coffs Harbour Show and is a big fan of show bags.

When she is not studying; playing competitive netball, representing her school at netball or playing other sports, including waterskiing, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends.

She also takes part in charity drives like the annual Red Cross door-

knock and joins in school organisations like the student representative council.

Young women aged 18-24 interested in taking part in the 2010 Coffs harbour Showgirl competition can contact Show Secretary John Sjolander on 0428-523559 or visit the new show office at Coffs Harbour Showground from tomorrow.

Younger girls can enter the Junior Show princess competition

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