Beck holds court | Raiders’ young gun Brooke Pryse off to a flyer

BIG CALL UP: Wodonga Raiders youngster Brooke Pryse will debut for the Ovens and Murray senior side at Yarrawonga's J.C. Lowe Oval today.
BIG CALL UP: Wodonga Raiders youngster Brooke Pryse will debut for the Ovens and Murray senior side at Yarrawonga's J.C. Lowe Oval today.

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?

BP: Definitely.

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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