Emerald siblings a winning combination
SPORT is a hot topic in the Huet household.
Siblings Isaiah and Miesha are constantly outdoing each other, albeit in different codes.
Seventeen-year-old Isaiah was selected as fullback in the national under-18 Indigenous Rugby team at the Australian Schoolboy Championships.
Not to be outdone, 15-year-old Miesha played goal attack and keeper in the U15 Australian Budgie Gold netball team at the National Indigenous Championships recently.
Mum Viv couldn't be prouder and said the pair received news of their selections about the same time.
Isaiah got the confirmation call at the 11th hour for the championships held in Sydney.
"I was placed as a shadow but… they rang me up to say I was on the team," he said, pleased to be returning for a second year.
The team played Tasmania and beat them 86-7 along with South Australia, 43-10, and "smashed" the Northern Territory.
"In the three games I scored nine tries," Isaiah said.
But the highlight for the fullback came earlier in the competition when the Wallabies presented the side with their jerseys.
"We went into the dressing sheds and got to shake their hands and talk with them," he said.
Isaiah admitted to being a little tongue-tied when his hero Kurtley Beale presented him with his jersey.
The journey is far from over for Isaiah, who travels to Belgium and France in September for a three-game series.
Miesha was kept on her toes during her holidays, playing 23 netball games in four days.
The team results were 19 wins, three losses and one draw, requiring the side that started out in the U15 division to be put up to the U16 group after two days.
"The best part was meeting new people and playing netball," she said.
The only "bummer" was losing the grand final to Nagel by two points.
Not normally one to feel nerves, Miesha admitted there were slight butterflies towards the end of the game when shots were missed after a turnover in the centres.
Based on voting by parents and players, Miesha was named player of the carnival for her team and was awarded a pink rugby jersey.
Though pleased with her achievements, Miesha said her goal was to the make the open team in the next two years with the chance to travel abroad for games.
Viv thanked all the people, clubs and businesses who had helped and supported Isaiah and Miesha.