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Mikayla Hayes Hornsby Berowra Eagles

27 August 2019

Mr MATT KEAN (Hornsby—Minister for Energy and Environment) (23:12):I pay tribute to Hornsby Berowra Eagles Junior Australian Football League [AFL] player Mikayla Hain, who celebrated 50 games for the club. Mikayla first joined the club in 2016 and has racked up some pretty impressive statistics over the four years. This season she is part of the North West Lightning division 1 under 16 team, which is an alliance of girls' teams from Hornsby, Westbrook and Pennant Hills AFL clubs. Mikayla has given up netball after 10 years to focus on her first love—AFL.

Over the last four years Mikayla has had an impressive record, kicking 14 goals and playing in last year's grand final. She is also in her third season as an AFL junior umpire. Mikayla attends the Killara High School and is the first girl from the Hornsby Berowra Eagles who has achieved the milestone of 50 games. Mikayla is a mad Sydney Swans fan and has grown up on AFL her entire life—thanks to dad, Barry, and mum, Danielle. I have no doubt Mikayla willcontinue to kick some goals on her AFL journey. I congratulate her on playing an impressive 50 games and I look forward to hearing of her success for the next 50.