Originally from the Cape York Peninsula, talented AFL player Sammy Lowdown is a Year 9 student at Scots College in Warwick. She was invited to attend try-outs for the Darling Downs team, which were held at Concordia College in Toowoomba.
Sammy made it through the selection process, which meant a commitment to attending a training session in Toowoomba each week. The team recently took part in the Queensland AFL Competition at Maroochydore, where they spent 5 days playing against teams from all over Queensland.
The Darling Downs team had some wins, some losses and did not take out the major prize. Sammy was not too disappointed, though, because they had played well and had a good time.
According to Sammy, the trip was challenging and helped her improve her AFL skills. She made new friends with other young players from around Queensland. It was also the first time Sammy had visited the Sunshine Coast and experienced a surf beach (no crocodiles!).