Gympie’s Kirra Mieran is one of 33 girls attempting to break into the Queensland Under 15 squad during a three-day training camp in Brisbane this weekend.
Gympie’s Kirra Mieran is one of 33 girls attempting to break into the Queensland Under 15 squad during a three-day training camp in Brisbane this weekend. Submitted

Kirra short-listed for opportunity

GYMPIE women’s Miners representative player Kirra Mieran is closing in on an exciting opportunity to play for Queensland at the National Youth Championships in Coffs Harbour.

Mieran, 14, the youngest player on the Miners squad, travels to Brisbane this weekend for a three day camp, where selection for the Queensland Under 15 squad will be finalised.

The talented athlete was one of 33 girls chosen to attend the camp following the State Championships in Rockhampton earlier this month, where she played for the Wide Bay Under 16 side.

Mieran’s Wide Bay team won the competition, beating the likes of North Queensland, Central Queensland, Far North Queensland and Mackay.

Making the All Stars squad, Mieran received a letter notifying she had been short-listed as one of 33 players in contention for a Queensland jersey.

Mum Lisa Mieran was excited about her daughter’s achievement.

“It’s a big achievement,” she said. “Just to make it this far is very exciting.”

Kirra, who specialises as a striker, only took up soccer in Grade 7, highlighting her natural talent in the hugely popular sport.

The women’s Miners player can expect to learn if she has made the Queensland team next week, with her entire family waiting for a special delivery from the postman.

If selected, Kirra will travel to Coffs Harbour in July for the National Youth Championships, taking on Australia’s best young talent.

Lisa is not surprised at her daughter’s success, given her relentless devotion to training and playing an incredible five days a week.

Gympie Times


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