Maronay Smuts prepares for state touch football championships

ONE TO WATCH: ELEVEN year old Maronay Smuts jack of all trades when it comes to sport.

ONE TO WATCH: ELEVEN year old Maronay Smuts jack of all trades when it comes to sport.

Singleton Heights Public School student Maronay Smuts is spending much of her final year of primary school in the pool, track or on the field thanks to her many sporting talents.

Last term the 11-year-old competed at the PSSA State swimming championships for the under-12 50m freestyle and managed to smash her own PB (Personal Best) at 33 seconds on the dot.

Though she placed 37th out of 50 the youngster told the Singleton Argus that she is still 'stoked' with her performance.

"Like regional I beat my personal best which means a lot to me," says Smuts.

The Year Six student is also heading to regional cross country next week after coming second in zone for her 3km run.

"I was fine for zone I am a little nervous for regionals because it is a bigger and tougher competition," she says.

Smuts has also pushed through to the regional PSSA Hunter touch football team and will be preparing for the State Cup alongside eleven Hunter teammates.

"Last year I didn't make the team due to a muscle strain, I tried my best but it was too painful to put in 100%," Smuts claims.

"I promised myself to make the team this year and I did. We had to trial out in horrendous windy, wet weather."

The cup is set to take place in August this year at Mudgee.

"I'm so excited and looking forward to it," she added.

Her next goal is to make state for athletics and hopefully for cricket again later in the year.