ONLY months since their launch as Springfield's newest netball club, the South West Wildcats are celebrating player Edyn Boyes success in making the under 12 Queensland squad.
The Woodcrest College student pivoted her way through district trials and Metropolitan West last month where she was selected to play at a regional netball competition in Barcaldine.
Boyes performance at the four-day tournament last week landed her a spot in the highly contested state netball team, which will play at the Australian Netball Championships in Adelaide on July 21 to 27.
The 12-year-old said the selection trials were tough as there were 125 other girls also keen to make the Queensland squad.
"We had to showcase our skills to the judges and then 28 girls were selected into the Possibles and Probables team," Boyes said.
"Then on the last day, I was selected for the state team.
"It was a lot of hard work mentally, but I am looking forward to representing Queensland."
Boyes played netball since she was eight in New Zealand, before her family packed up and moved to Springfield two years ago.
"My goal is to play for the ANZ Championships and then from there get into the Australian team," she said
"My favourite saying is 'the game isn't finished when you lose, it's finished when you quit."
Boyes' mother and Wildcats coach Serena started the division one netball club this season.
"We're a family orientated club," Mrs Boyes said
"A lot of Edyn's development has come from her involvement in the social and recreational netball comps we run for ladies.
"Her selection is really good for our club as all the other young girls can strive towards the same goal."
Boyes has commenced a six week training program to prepare her for nationals.
Graceville's Lisa Dreyer was also selected for the state team.