Chloe Ruhle would like to one day play for Australia.
Chloe Ruhle would like to one day play for Australia. Gerard Walsh

Football star has future in sights

AFTER two seasons of senior football with the Warwick Wolves, Chloe Ruhle plans to push for a spot in the South West under-16 team to play in the Junior Premier League (JPL) next season.

The Ellangowan player, the second youngest in the team, was upbeat about the 2011 Warwick ladies season even though the side can't make the final four.

A 2-1 loss to Gatton yesterday ended the side's final hopes.

“I am really disappointed to miss the finals,” Ruhle said.

Coach Mark Canton rated Ruhle, Sharni Rielly and Kayla Miller as his three best against Gatton.

“We had more shots at goal than Gatton,” Canton said.

Ruhle played in defence in her first season in ladies before being moved to midfield in 2011 by coach Canton.

“It was a challenge in midfield as the game is harder. You have to learn to read the game more,” Ruhle said.

“We had more players than last year so it was a better season.”

She does some extra running on the family farm to boost her fitness for football.

Ruhle is keen to play in the JPL in south east Queensland and northern New South Wales next season, and one day go overseas with a development team from Australia.

“I would love to play professionally,” she said.

She plays futsal at WIRAC as well as football but lists the outdoor game as her favourite.

Yesterday's game went ahead despite the appointed referee not turning up.

The teams agreed accredited referee Gary Dargan, of Warwick, could handle the game so it was played for competition points.

Warwick has a bye this weekend in ladies before playing Highfields in its final game of the season in a fortnight in Toowoomba.



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