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Gympie touch football star to hit world stage.

TOP SPEED: Former Gympie touch footballer Sarah Spacie has been picked in the Australian side to play at the world cup.
TOP SPEED: Former Gympie touch footballer Sarah Spacie has been picked in the Australian side to play at the world cup. Contributed

SARAH Spacie, a former Gympie woman, will compete in the 2015 FIT Touch World Cup as a part of the Australian Women's Open team this year.

This will be Spacie's seventh year competing in an Australian team since making her debut in the green and gold in 2009 and her second year at a world cup (held every four years).

However, compared to other overseas world cup tournaments, this year it will be held in her own backyard, at Coffs Harbour, from April 26 until May 3.

It was exciting to play in Scotland last time but it will also be nice to play at home, Spacie said yesterday.

Spacie said she was both nervous and excited about competing in this year's event as the team had done so well in the past.

Previously she has competed in the Australian mixed team but has set a change of pace this year, making the women's side for the second time since 2012.

She was a member of the mixed open team at the 2011 world cup held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In 2011, the open mixed team won the championship and helped Australia win the world cup overall.

Spacie said the women's team was considered higher honour than mixed but she enjoyed playing in both teams.

The 14 players including Spacie already picked for the team have been training for six to nine months and recently acquired the final two members of the team.

They will have two more training sessions in the coming weeks before facing off against 16 other countries in their division.

Spacie said she did not know what to expect but was confident the team would put up a good fight against main rivals New Zealand.

She was a member of the history making Queensland Chiefs Women's team last month - the first Queensland team to win the Elite 8 series in Coffs Harbour.

Spacie began playing in the local Gympie touch football competition when she was 12 and continued for about 10 years, also competing in the Brisbane Metro competition from the age of 16.

Also announced last week is that a Scottish mixed world cup side will come to Gympie to play against our best.

Gympie Times

Topics:  2015 fit touch world cup touch football



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