Bomber Darcie confirms her talent

KAPUNDA’S Darcie Brown has confirmed herself as one of the Barossa, Light & Gawler’s best junior netball talents after making her senior one starting debut against Tanunda on May 27.

Brown, 14, said she loved the experience.

“It was exciting, I sort’ve made my debut last year but it was in the fourth quarter, but I started against Tanunda,” she said.

“I was just going to bench then one of the girls had something sore so then I filled in for her, so that was pretty exciting to play with the older girls, like Penny (Chappell) and Tab (Mackenzie).

“I felt I went alright.”

Brown’s sporting talents have also seen her pull on a footy guernsey down at Kapunda, since the confirmation of the new Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association’s Women’s League.

“I was excited, because it’s too much driving to go all the way to Adelaide, so I was pretty keen and lots of my friends were keen to do it, so I was pretty chuffed to do that,” she said.

“It’ll be pretty cool to be a part of the first-ever women’s league.”

Despite playing both codes, Brown said juggling two sports isn’t a problem.

“Sometimes it clashes, but I have good coaches that allow me to work around it and take in turns,” she said.

“Last year I used to play footy in under 13s and straight after that game I’d run over and get changed and play for the sub junior ones.

“That was a bit hectic.

“I just loved it, it was good.”

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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