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15 November, 2021

Vicky’s kicking goals

AFTER just two years playing for the Mareeba Bulls Premier Ladies, 17 year old Victoria (Vicky) Owokran has been named the most valuable player in the Football Queensland North Northern Conference.

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba Premier Ladies top goal scorer Vicky Owokran was named the MVP in the Football Queensland North Northern Conference

Vicky has been playing football for a decade, first starting in her hometown of Malanda for the Malanda Hornets when she was seven.

She saw some of her cousins signing up to play and decided she didn’t want to be left behind. 

“My foster mum had signed some of my cousins up to play and I saw a lot of kids running around on the field – I begged mum to let me play,” she said.

“Ever since I got on the field I have loved it and continued to play.

“My family supports me a lot – they have really helped me. 

“I’ve always had my foster mum but my real mum supports me a lot as well.” 

At 11, she ventured down to Cairns to play for FNQ Heat before eventually settling on Mareeba at age 14, getting a spot with the Premier Ladies just a year later.

Pushed by a passion for the sport, Vicky pulled out outstanding performances over the past season, being named the highest goal scorer for the Bulls Premier Ladies at their recent presentation night. 

Her season’s eff orts not only won her a club award but also the MVP award in the Football Queensland North Northern Conference for the Premier Ladies division. 

“I was in shock but also very happy,” she said.

“One of the girls from Edge Hill put a vote in for me which was very nice. 

“I couldn’t have done it without the support of my coaches and the whole team really.”

Vicky has only just returned from successfully trailing for the U23’s National Premier Leagues (NPL) side in Brisbane. 

She plans to move in the new after graduating high school.

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