Picton teen prepares to pull on Australian women's Oztag jersey

It's fair to say that Picton's Paige Knapp loves Oztag.

The teenager plays weekly in the local competition and trains twice a week. Away from the footy field, Paige keeps fit by running around town or can be spotted in the gym.

The teenager trains twice a week and can also be spotted running around Picton or working out in the gym.

The 16-year-old's work ethic has now paid dividends after she was selected in the Australian "Tagaroos" women's under-18s Oztag team.

Paige said she couldn't wait to pull on the Australian jersey.

"It's exciting to represent my country in my all-time favourite sport," she said.

"I've played Oztag since I was nine. It's a good game to play and it's so fast."

Paige caught the eyes of scouters when she competed at the Australian Oztag National Championships in Coffs Harbour last October.

Paige played on the wing representing the Barbarians, consisting of Picton, Camden and Campbelltown players.

Paige also performed well for the Razorback club at last month's State Cup in Coffs Harbour.

"Wing is my main position because speed is my biggest asset," the Picton High School student said.

Paige said she was inspired by a close friend Olivia Foster, who represented the Australian Tagaroos last year.

"Olivia is proving to be a great mentor. It's a great honour to also play for Australia," she said.

Paige's mum Natalie Knapp said she was proud to see her daughter represent Australia.

"We are so proud, she puts in 110 per cent effort and her dedication is amazing," she said.

"Paige tries hard and never gives up - she deserves this opportunity."