Tracey cuts a winning form in all she does

HITTING the netball court once a week is just a small piece in the puzzle for Pumas Midnight utility player Tracey Burkhardt.

After playing in defence, and even at centre this season, Burkhardt could again find herself in the shooting circle at Jardine Park tomorrow night when Pumas play joint Senior A division leaders Wanderers in the last round before finals.

In other games Buckaneers, the other joint leaders, face Brothers Magenta while Brothers Crimson play Angels Saints and Runaways Diamonds have the bye.

Burkhardt, 25, has worked through a change of direction in both sporting and work opportunities this year.

Having regularly played state league basketball since she was a 17-year-old, Burkhardt was forced off the court for the Rockhampton Hog's Breath Cafe Cyclones this season after opening her hairdressing business, In Style Creations.

"I'm still sitting on the bench and passing out water bottles,'' she said.

A daily regime of basketball playing and training commitments has this year been replaced by increased work commitments, club basketball on Monday nights, netball on Wednesday nights and and attempt to cycle about 45km three times a week.

Senior A division points ? Wanderers 37 points (14 games), Buckaneers Blades 37 (14), Runaways Diamonds 39 (15), Pumas Midnight 28 (15), Brothers Crimson 24 (14), Brothers Magenta 21 (14), Angels Saints 15 (15).



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