Small school finds three more

Billabong High School students Olivia Hall, 14, Alyce Parker, 13, and April Lieschke, 15, will play for NSW. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

Billabong High School students Olivia Hall, 14, Alyce Parker, 13, and April Lieschke, 15, will play for NSW. Picture: MATTHEW SMITHWICK

WITH 350 students, it’s one of the smallest high schools in the region.

But few have a better strikerate of churning out rising football stars than Culcairn’s Billabong High School, with April Lieschke, Olivia Hall and Alyce Parker the latest to come off the production line.

The trio have been selected to play for the NSW under-16 girls team at the School Sport Australia National Championships in Sydney next month.

Billabong High physical education teacher George Mackinlay said yesterday it was a phenomenal performance to have three players from one school in the 24-player squad.

“They have done very well,” he said.

“The girls played in our school side that won the Giants Cup last year and they have just gone on with it.

“It’s good to see.”

Lieschke, of Walbundrie, Hall, of Walla, and Parker, of Holbrook, booked spots in the NSW team by performing well for Riverina in the recent state championships at Wagga.

Meanwhile, Hume league footballers Alex Paech (Walla), Abe Wooden (Lockhart) and Andrew Phibbs (CDHBU) have made the NSW under-16 boys team, along with fellow Border players Charlie Spargo, Jack Schilg, Jy Lane, Matt McGrath, Nick Parker and Lachie Tanner.

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