Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Out of Sister's Shadow; Skye Zielke Is Ready to Shine Herself

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Out of Sister's Shadow; Skye Zielke Is Ready to Shine Herself

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Byline: Shane Jones shane.jones@news-mail.com.au

AUSSIE RULES: Inspired by her sister, Skye Zielke wants to show the world she can play Aussie rules too.

Skye will make her debutfor The Waves todaywhen they take on Brothers in the first official AFL Wide Bay women's match.

The Waves player is the sister of Brisbane Lions women's captain Emma Zielke.

"She likes to think that (she inspired me)," Skye said jokingly.

"I sort of hit her up and said what local football team I could play for.

"She knew about The Waves and that's how it came about."

Skye lived in Victoria for the past few years but was never interested in playing.

The avid netballer said the time was right to give it a go.

"It was time to try something," she said.

"I watched Emma a lot playing for the Lions and seeing her play opened my eyes. …

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