Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Young Lion Ready to Roar; Year on the Sideline Has Our Keeffe Hungry

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Young Lion Ready to Roar; Year on the Sideline Has Our Keeffe Hungry

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Byline: Rebecca Singh rebecca.singh@gympietimes.com

Aussie Rules: A year on the sideline taught Gympie's Jessy Keeffe a lot but this year she is eager to make her debut.

Keeffe re-signed with the Brisbane Lions last year, and with the season kicking off next Saturday she has been pushing herself harder for a spot in the starting side.

"The big thing is I have been there an extra year and I have learnt a lot from not getting a game because I have been pushing myself harder," she said.

"The new girls are freshly 18 and they have a little bit of a learning curve, to take advantage of the year. It is hard to pick who is going to be playing but that is what makes us such a strong team. It is going to be tough for the other teams to play against us."

The ruck said there was always a struggle trying to stay positive if she was not picked. …

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