Taking big step to their dreams

ROCKHAMPTON players Anna Piggott-McKellar and Megan Myers have taken the first step towards achieving their soccer dreams.

They have been selected in the Queensland under-14 girl's team to contest the 2005 Kanga Cup.

Piggott-McKellar (Nerimbera Brothers) and Myers (Frenchville) gained selection in the 16-member squad after last weekend's final selection camp in Brisbane.

Both players were recognised at the Queensland championships in Gladstone earlier this year.

The Queensland team will take on the country's best talent, along with an international flavour at the annual Kanga Cup.

This tournament attracts teams from throughout the world including Fiji, South Africa, Russia, Georgia, England, Denmark, Peoples Republic of China, New Zealand, USA, Italy, Chinese Taipei and East Timor.

For goal-scoring machine PiggottMcKellar, it will be her second time in Queensland colours after she represented the Maroons at under-12 level.

Myers, who will play goalkeeper, arrives on the national scene for the first time.

Rockhampton coach Dennis Jeffries said both players had the talent to go far.

"These two players have worked hard and deserve everything they get,'' Jeffries said.

They will attend a series of training camps in the lead-up to this year's Kanga Cup, which will be staged in Canberra in September.



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