Mooney selected in Aust squad
By RACHAEL BORICH
ROCKHAMPTON'S Sekona Mooney has taken an out-of-theblue opportunity and turned it into new netball goals.
Mooney, 15, has been selected in an Australian Indigenous under-17 girls netball squad.
It all started by simply filling out a nomination form at North Rockhampton State High School.
She was not interested initially after skipping school netball this year and focusing her netball on the Runaways Rubies cadet division team.
The final team selection is in May next year with an opportunity to play against a New Zealand team in Adelaide.
Mooney said she was shocked and excited when she found out about the selection and is still waiting on further details.
"All I know is that it will be hard, but that's all right,'' Mooney said.
"I'm ready for the challenge ? I think.''
It has been a whirlwind rise for the young netballer.
Mooney started netball in the netta program as a nine-yearold before playing for Frenchville and Runaways clubs.
Earlier this year she played for a Sharon Finnan indigenous team at the State titles and made an immediate impression playing in the centre court.
Mooney was named in a Queensland Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander 17 years team which played at the Charles Perkins carnival in Darwin during October.