Beauy locals represent state in CFFA nationals

REPRESENTING QUEENSLAND: Hannah and her brother Tobi Brown.
REPRESENTING QUEENSLAND: Hannah and her brother Tobi Brown.

Hannah Brown, a 17 year old Beaudesert local, has been selected to represent Queensland at the Christian Football Federal Association national titles in the senior women’s team.

Hannah represented South-East Coast at the Queensland Christian Soccer Association state titles in May, where was scouted and given the opportunity to represent her state in Melbourne this October.

“It is a really great feeling to be selected to represent Queensland, it’s such a big opportunity” she says.

“It feels so unreal considering I’m still in high school.”

Hannah’s soccer journey started when she was nine years old.

“I didn’t start playing soccer until the age of nine, it was always a sport that I associated with my brothers. I realised at nine that I actually wanted to do soccer, so I joined the under sevens because I was too scared to play with kids my age.”

“I played that season and I fell in love with it. I’ve been playing ever since, I’m now in the 15/17 division for Beaudesert.”

Hannah’s doubts about playing on the senior women’s team due to her young age and how her experience would compare to the older players has not stood in the way of her determination.

She has committed to fortnightly training sessions in Brisbane, team meetings and team bonding activities on top of her Beaudesert soccer team training and games.

“We will eventually have a big presentation to receive our jerseys and full kits, then we will travel down to Melbourne as a team and stay at a hotel together.”

The series of games are held over three days, from the fourth to seventh of October. 

Over these days, Hannah will compete against the other states and territories of Australia in the hopes of winning the Senior Women’s Champions title.

Other Beaudesert locals selected to represent Queensland in this competition include Toby Brown, Ty Opperman, Billy Costello and Santiago Yashin Torres, all students at McAuley College.

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