ELEVEN-year-old Grace Larkins, of Rosebud, has been chosen as a vice-captain in the Victorian Country Basketball team to compete in next month’s under-16 national championships in Perth.
Larkins, above, has been a massive fan of the sport since she picked up her first basketball at age three.
“I’ve always love it, I’ve just loved the pace and the team interaction,” she said.
Larkins’ father Phil said his daughter had a natural ability taking to the sport like a duck to water, and has gone from strength to strength, playing regularly with her Peninsula Grammar team and training with a team in Traralgon.
Athletes that make up the Victorian Country Basketball team come from all over the state, from Warnambool, to Seaspray and Rosebud.
Larkins said the cost could be prohibitive for some.
“It’s fantastic to get this far, but for many of the families going it’s a big cost to get to WA and it would be great to get help,” said.
Anyone interested in supporting the team reach its goals in WA can go to gofund.me/dc24613b