Emily Clark's Outstanding Sporting Achievements


Emily Clark, Year 9, is one of our sporting quiet achievers. Emily has worked hard and has earned some outstanding achievements, especially in her chosen sports of Softball and Soccer. Emily has shared some of her experiences with us here.

'This year has included many different achievements for my sporting career. At the end of the 2020/2021 softball season, I had the privilege of receiving the Junior Softball Player of the year. This led to being selected into the Brisbane u16 and u18 Reds steam. These two teams are the top teams within Brisbane and played in the state championships in September. The u16 team placed 3rd and the u18s team placed 2nd. I also had the privilege of being selected to participate in the 2020 u14 Australian Softball Camp, however, due to COVID last year it got postponed to this year. I was able to play my first Senior A1 game for softball on the weekend. I faced a Queensland Heat pitcher, who pitches in excess of 100km/h and managed to get one safe hit out of two at bats. During this year, I received 1st age Swimming champion, 3rd age Cross Country champion as well as 1st age Athletics champion for school competitions.’

At the start of the soccer season, I was able to play for the Logan Lightning Women’s National Premier League Team. I was able to play against a few teams across South-East Queensland. This helped me to get selected to play in an Elite Game in front of the Young Matildas coach as well as QAS coaches. I also got selected to play in three NPLW State identification games which was played throughout August and September. This led to being selected to participate in two Talent Support Program (TSP) tournaments. These tournaments help select players into the Queensland team as well as the QAS Squad which plays in the NPL. I had the privilege to train with the Lions FC NPLW team for the past three weeks. This team are the 2021 premiers and champions. They have a number of A-League women players in this side. Overall this year has been filled with great experiences as a sportsperson which has helped me grow and learn as an athlete.’

Some of Emily’s highlights include:

  • Australian Softball Camp • played in the u14 nationals (completed two times)
  • U16 Softball State Championship - 3rd
  • U18 Softball State Championship - 2nd
  • Soccer Elite Game - in front of Young Matildas coach
  • TSP (Talent Support Program) Soccer tournaments • QAS Trials, state team trials. (completed this two times)
  • Playing for the women NPL (National Premier League)
  • Training with the NPLW Premiers (Lions Football Club)
  • NPLW State Identification Games • in front of Football Queensland Selectors (completed three games)
  • Female Junior Goalkeeper of the Year 2021 season
  • Junior Softball Player of the Year 2020/2021 season