Kirralee Kelly, Kellie Williams and Bae-Phoenix Kelly

24th May 2023

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to congratulate Kirralee Kelly, Kellie Williams and their daughter Bae-Phoenix Kelly on being selected to play for their respective Australian Indigenous teams in the upcoming OzTag World Cup in Ireland later this year. It's the first time the OzTag World Cup has been held since 2018 and will see the best players from around the world compete on a global stage. Kirralee and Kellie will be playing in the Australian Indigenous women's 30s team, while 16-year-old Bae-Phoenix has been selected into the Australian Indigenous women's 21s side. Kirralee and Kelly are inspirational community members who mentor other young Indigenous women living on Awabakal land in the sport and have both competed at international OzTag events before. Bae-Phoenix has already had an impressive sporting career. Last year she competed in the NSW Koori Knockout where her team, the Waterloo Storm Girls under 15s team, won their division. She was also selected to the Under 15s Knights development squad. This year Bae-Phoenix will also be competing in the Big 4 international Tag series. I wish Kirralee, Kellie and Bae-Phoenix all the best at the OzTag World Cup.

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