All-Australian honour shows Alanna on way to fine future

TO say Alanna Perry is kicking goals is an understatement.

She's impressing at all levels of Aussie rules.

The Karalee 14-year-old recently returned from the School Sport Australia AFL championships in Sydney where Alanna (pictured above) was chosen in the All-Australian honorary squad.

The St Mary's College student played every game at halfback flank for the Queensland under-16 team that finished third behind winners Victoria.

The Queenslanders beat NSW, ACT and South Australia, losing to Victoria and Western Australia at the carnival.

It was Alanna's first time representing her state. She continued to show her talents after regularly playing against older footballers at the Ipswich Cats.

Being one of three Queenslanders to earn a national honour capped Alanna's steady rise in the sport.

"She was pretty stoked,'' proud dad Allan said. "She loves it.''

Allan said Alanna wasn't the fastest player on the field but she had fantastic football instincts.

"She can just read the play,'' he said. "She can see what's happening and she's always there.''

Alanna's next mission is playing in a state under-18 carnival next month.



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