HEADING OVERSEAS: Rahab Murray, 17, will take her first flight when she leaves to play in the Australian indigenous School Netball Carnival in Auckland.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
HEADING OVERSEAS: Rahab Murray, 17, will take her first flight when she leaves to play in the Australian indigenous School Netball Carnival in Auckland.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

Rahab gets ready to battle one of sports biggest rivalries

UP-AND-COMER netball player Rahab Murray will head overseas for the first time to play in the Australian Indigenous School Netball Carnival.

The 17-year-old with more than 10 years experience in the sport said her biggest concern was getting off the ground on a plane.

But with the carnival in Auckland next month there are no other means to get her there in time without missing too much school.

"I'm very excited but I'm scared of the plane," Rahab said.

"I'm just looking forward to playing netball and shopping."

Rahab was picked as part of the under-18 Queensland Murri team, which is made up from players across the state.

She was picked alongside her younger sister Deidre who will play at the Gold Coast in the U16 carnival.

This will not be the first time Rahab has played against trans-Tasman opponents.

She had previously played New Zealand in football at Inverell's Joey's Mini World Cup who had won the competition over three consecutive years.

To avoid suffering a similar fate Rahab said she had been training hard on the court.

"I don't want to be trampled against other New Zealand teams," she said.

"I'm a shooter, so I've been working on my shooting.

"Just shot after shot."

Outside of her training for the Murri team, Rahab plays in the Monday night senior competition in Kingaroy and coaches juniors.

Joeli Goodger gets put through passing drills ahead of the season start.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
Joeli Goodger gets put through passing drills ahead of the season start.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder

The junior competition between Kingaroy and Nanango begins on Friday.

As Nanango has its courts refurbished, the first four rounds have been scheduled to be played in Kingaroy.

Kingaroy Netball Association president Cheryl Dobson said they have got two extra teams, so need extra coaches.

If you are interested, head to the Kingaroy Netball Association Facebook page.

Chloe Ludlow practices her passing.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times
Chloe Ludlow practices her passing.Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times Keagan Elder
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