Tahlia Dunne selected in the NSW Metropolitan Female under-15 squad

Representative honours: Carramar resident Tahlia Dunne has been selected in the NSW Metropolitan Female under-15s squad for the under-15s Female National Championships in Canberra. Pictures: Emma Newman
Representative honours: Carramar resident Tahlia Dunne has been selected in the NSW Metropolitan Female under-15s squad for the under-15s Female National Championships in Canberra. Pictures: Emma Newman

Carramar resident Tahlia Dunne said seeing the amount of young players get their opportunity in the WBBL has given her "something to strive for."

The Westfields Sports High School student has been selected to represent the NSW Metropolitan team for the under-15 Female National Championships in Canberra during late February and early March.

The NSW Metro squad are looking for consecutive titles after defeating ACT/NSW Country in last year's final.

Tahlia, who played her junior cricket with Fairfield RSL, was selected after 10-weeks of training and four trial games.

She was the Bankstown Sports Women's Cricket Club's rookie of the year in 2015-16 and over the past five seasons has scored more than 1600 runs at an average of 29 for the club.

The wicketkeeper-batter made her second grade debut at the start of the season and was instrumental in Bankstown's T20 premiership with 141 runs opening the batting averaging 47.

Left-hand opening batter and Chipping Norton resident Yasmin Fernando has also been selected as a reserve for the under-15 NSW Metro team.

The NSW Metro squad includes four players that won the under-15 title last season in Canberra including captain Lauren Kua.

The tournament will take place from February 26 to March 3.