Golden chance for Uma who is in the Gold Coast Suns Academy
AUSSIE RULES: She covers the miles on the footy field and that's also the case off it as well.
Uma Brennan's two-trips-a-week from Agnes Water to BITS Oval has been rewarded in a big way.
The well-spoken speedster has been selected in the Gold Coast Suns Under-18 Academy Youth Girls squad that will compete in the Northern States Youth Girls Academy Series in Coffs Harbour next weekend.
"I got initially invited to try out late last year and we went in and did a test day and all that and they invited me again to come and train with them," Uma said.
She played in the game against Brisbane Lions' youth team earlier this month at the Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex.
But what made her selection more impressive was that she injured herself in that match.
"I still got selected and taken through to the next stage, which is pretty cool and I'm pretty stoked about that," she said.
Uma, who finished runner-up in the AFL Capricornia women's competition last season, is a wonderfully skilled player with searing pace and that's what caught the attention of the Suns' coaches.
She joins Rockhampton pair Katelyn Lynch and Zekeisha Oakley as the three from the Capricornia region.
"It will be the Suns Academy versing Greater Western Sydney, Brisbane Lions and Sydney Swans," Uma said.
The Year 12 student is certainly in the AFLW frame as the Gold Coast Suns embark to field a women's team in 2020.
"If any other opportunities come up, I'll gladly take those and see how it goes," she said.
Her rise to prominence is just another example of an athlete from the bush on the brink of the big time.