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24 August, 2021

Shorey’s dreams realised

LOCAL Mareeba girl and avid netballer Alyssa Shorey has leaped above and beyond with her recent selection in the Northern Rays (North) side set to play in the upcoming Nissan State Titles.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba local Alyssa Shorey has realised a childhood dream being picked in the Northern Rays netball side as they prep for the upcoming Nissan State Titles in September.

LOCAL Mareeba girl and avid netballer Alyssa Shorey has leaped above and beyond with her recent selection in the Northern Rays (North) side set to play in the upcoming Nissan State Titles. 

The titles are set to be held at the end of September and will encompass the entirety of Queensland with players coming from across the state to compete in Brisbane.

Alyssa is playing in one of three different Rays teams with their being a central and south team as well all comprising players from across Queensland. 

Starting when she was eight years old Alyssa, now 16, always dreamed of being picked in a side like the rays and now that dream has been realised.

“It was always an option when I started I knew the rays were like the top guns,” she said. 

“I never really thought I would play with them, but I started being in development teams and thinking maybe one day.

“It doesn’t really feel like it’s real at the moment, I don’t think it has really sunken in yet.” 

Alyssa will join her north Northern Rays teammates in Brisbane as they attempt to tackle the Nissan State Titles from September 19 to 21.

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