News

Bright future for futsal All-Star

Jindalee's Megan Hellmuth, 15, was named in the All-Star team following the National School Futsal Championships at Mt Gravatt.
Jindalee's Megan Hellmuth, 15, was named in the All-Star team following the National School Futsal Championships at Mt Gravatt.

SHE might have been at Dreamworld, but futsal young gun Megan Hellmuth didn't need to hop on a ride for the biggest thrill of her life.

After starring at the National School Futsal Championships at Mt Gravatt, the Jindalee teen was named in the Australian All-Star team during a ceremony at the popular theme park.

The under-15 Queensland City captain said it was a special moment when she was called to the stage to collect her jersey.

“I was expecting it a little because I had so much good feedback from my coaches and others,” she said.

“But I was still shocked when they called my name.

“It's a huge honour.”

The Centenary State High School student is new to futsal having played one year at Rockhampton, before rekindling her love of the sport when she moved to Jindalee last year.

A former Queensland trampoline representative, Hellmuth led Queensland City to the decider at the national championships, before having their hopes of winning the title dashed by a ruthless Queensland Metro.

But the grand final loss didn't change the way Hellmuth felt about her team's performance.

“I'm really proud of the way we played as a team,” she said.

“I felt we were the best team there.”

Hellmuth's idol was her coach at the national titles, Australian Vikings Futsal star Jasmin Kent.

Kent, who lives at Forest Lake, also coaches Hellmuth's club side and fills in when the team is down on numbers.

She said she was impressed by Hellmuth's leadership skills and had big hopes for the 15-year-old.

“She stood out from the team, she listened to what I had to say and stepped up and led the team well,” Kent, 24, said.

“The way she directed the team and kept her head up even when we were losing, she has all the qualities to go far.”


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'How do you like the taste of my p**s you dogs'

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

He saved his urine in a milk carton

Fourth mine was in breach of coal dust limits

Oaky North coal mine is the fourth mine known to breach dust limits

Latest deals and offers

VIDEO: How this mum delivered her own baby

You won't believe where this Ipswich mum had her seventh baby

'How do you like the taste of my p**s you dogs'

Ipswich Police Station and Courthouse. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

He saved his urine in a milk carton

Fourth mine was in breach of coal dust limits

Oaky North coal mine is the fourth mine known to breach dust limits

Priest makes big move to Ipswich

WELCOME: The Lacey family have moved from London to Springfield so Charlie Lacey can take up the role of priest at Springfield Anglican Church. He is pictured with his wife Tisa, daughter Isabelle and son Caleb.

Springfield Anglican welcomes new priest.

"F*** OFF, We will race"- Motorbike race push flares up

DAMAGE: Vandals have struck over the proposed Hinterland TT race.

Coast motorbike race under clouds as vandals strike

Dr Karl, Barnaby Joyce and 'how to unf*** the planet'

Dr Karl will be at Splendour in the Grass 2016.

Controversy and laughs at Splendour in the Grass panels and forums

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles