Bendigo league stars make Vic schoolgirls team

THE accolades are mounting for junior sports stars Isabella Ayre and Choney Meemusour, who were this week selected in Victoria's schoolgirl football team.

The girls will represent Team Vic at the School Sport Australia 16 years-and-under championships in Sydney in July, after impressing state selectors.

It will be the second time Ayre has played at the carnival - she was named an All-Australian in 2013, when Victoria finished runner-up at the event in Darwin.

The talented teenager lives in Kerang but plays in the ruck and up forward for Huntly in the Bendigo Junior Football League's youth girls division and trains with the Bendigo Pioneers under-16 boys' squad.

She is presently in Canberra taking part in the AFL national under-18 female football championships for Victoria Country.

Meemusour attends Castlemaine Secondary College and was a member of the Magpies' team that won the 2013 youth girls premiership in their debut BJFL season.

At 14, this will be her first official state team - though she was chosen as an emergency for Vic Country's under-18 side. 

Her exceptional ball skills and athletic ability are not limited to the football field.

In February, she won a state under-14 cricket title playing for the Central Highlands female pathway squad.

Meemusour scored an unbeaten 17 with the bat in the final, following on from her 17 not out and 2-7 with the ball in the semi-final.

Both girls were also members of Bendigo's Subway Shield inter-league football team in April.

Choney Meemusour

Choney Meemusour

Isabella Ayre. Pictures: JIM ALDERSEY

Isabella Ayre. Pictures: JIM ALDERSEY

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