Bunbury students shine in footy comp

Future footy stars: Bunbury Primary School students Riley Fisher and Daytona Longbottom show promise. Photo: Emily Sharp.
Future footy stars: Bunbury Primary School students Riley Fisher and Daytona Longbottom show promise. Photo: Emily Sharp.

Two Year 6 Bunbury Primary School students have proved that girls do rule the world after showing off their footy skills recently at Optus Stadium in Perth. 

Riley Fisher and Daytona Longbottom competed in the final of the Kwik Kick Competition after winning their spots as top scorers. 

As a team the girls came fourth competing against students from eight other schools across the state and achieved their personal best score of 21. 

Riley also competed in two other competitions on the day.

She came away with third for the Long Bomb competition and was also part of the winning team for the Fast Ball challenge. 

“It was really awesome to be able to go back to the ground because I’d played there before,” she said. 

“When you get onto the oval, it’s awesome looking up at the stadium and seeing yourself on the screens.

“I was really happy with Daytona and my effort because we beat our record.

“I love sport so much and I would definitely like to be an AFL player.”

Associate principal Franca Dillon said she was we’re very proud of the girls.

“I think it’s a great achievement and a promotion for girls in the sport,” she said. 

“I think they’ve shown their potential and both of them will be able to do anything they set their minds too.

“Being able to go to Optus Stadium is a great experience for them.”