Hanwood Public year six student Elizabeth Romeo prepares for Riverina teams

TALENT TO BURN: Hanwood Primary School student Elizabeth Romeo has been selected for two Riverina sides in different sports. PHOTO: Liam Warren
TALENT TO BURN: Hanwood Primary School student Elizabeth Romeo has been selected for two Riverina sides in different sports. PHOTO: Liam Warren

Year six student Elizabeth Romeo has proven to be talented in two different sporting fields.

The Hanwood Primary student has been selected as part of the Riverina side for soccer and touch.

This isn’t the first time Elizabeth has been selected at this level after making the side last year.

“I made the soccer side last year,” she said.

“But this will be my first time for touch.”

The talented young player has been running around the sporting field since a very young age.

“I have been playing sport since I was four or five,” she said.

“My cousins got me into sport.”

There will be a friendly rivalry if the Riverina side meets McKillop at any stage throughout the soccer carnival, while fellow Hanwood Public student Ashley Robinson will play alongside Elizabeth in the Riverina team.

“I will be playing against Beth Huxley since she made the McKillop team,” she said.

“We will go up against other sides from around the state.”

The young centre midfielder already has her goal set for the carnival.

“State is the next step followed by Nationals,” she said.

I haven't made State before so that is my goal for this year.

Elizabeth Romeo

“I haven't made State before so that is my goal for this year.”

Roy Romeo is a proud father because of his daughter's achievements.

“She enjoys herself, so that is the main goal.

“You have to enjoy playing the sport,” he said.

“She puts in a bit of work and she does well.”

It will be a busy time for Elizabeth as she prepares for the carnivals which will be held in August.

First, it will be a trip to Wagga in the first week of August for touch and then up to Sydney in the last week in August for soccer.

“I’m looking forward to the trip to Sydney because there are no sisters or brothers in the car,” she said.