THE Border Mail’s Beck O’Connell talks to emerging Wodonga Raiders’ star Brooke Pryse ahead of her senior Ovens and Murray debut against Goulburn Valley.
BO: This weekend, you’ll make your debut for the Ovens and Murray interleague side, how are you feeling about that?
BP: I’m pretty nervous, but it’s pretty exciting at the same time.
BO: What are you most excited about?
BP: Probably playing with my cousin Issy Byrne (from Wangaratta).
BO: How long have you played for Raiders?
BP: Five years.
BO: You’ve got a bit of a new-look side, what are some of the things you’re happy with this season?
BP: Our oldest player is 19 and I feel like this season so far that our fitness is something we really treasure.
We’ve got a young group of really fit girls and we’re just trying to maintain a full game.
I feel like we’re reaching that at the moment, which is something to be proud of as a team.
BO: You guys had a fantastic win against Wangaratta Rovers on the weekend, obviously it’s all starting to come together?
BO: Who is your funniest teammate at Raiders?
BP: Lilly Grigg, she’s pretty dumb (laughs) and doesn’t really understand. She says some pretty weird stuff.
BO: How often does Jodie (Wodonga Raiders’ coach Jodie House) talk about her playing days at Raiders?
BP: Very often. She does a lot of comparisons.
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