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Webster gives all for Country

By Georgia Smith

Benalla’s rising footy star Becky Webster has once again shown what she’s made of, representing the Victorian Country side at the weekend.

The Vic Country team came up against the Vic Metro girls at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong on Saturday for the NAB AFL Women’s Under-18 Championships.

Webster played at half-back for the country girls in blustery and cold conditions in Geelong.

It was a low-scoring affair for both sides, with the Vic Metro girls just edging out the Country girls 4.5 (29) to 2.5 (17).

Webster said despite the loss it was still a great opportunity to throw on the big V jumper.

‘‘It’s always a great experience to represent Vic Country,’’ Webster said.

‘‘I tried to give everything for the team.

‘‘The Metro team played really well, especially with the windy conditions. They put their bodies on the line and it got them over the line in the end.’’

Vic Country was undefeated in last year’s championships, but was not able to capitalise on scoring opportunities this time.

This is the second year in a row that the 18-year-old has been selected for the side and she has her sights set on making the All-Australian Team again this year.

The young gun is also a hopeful draft prospect for the AFLW next season.