Up-and-coming cricket star Sophie Parsons is set to don the sky blue once again, vying for back-to-back national titles.
Sophie was selected in the NSW primary schools' team to take on the School Sport Australia 12 years and under cricket championship for the second year running.
Her selection comes after a series of impressive performances at the NSW PSSA Cricket State Championships last week.
Sophie has played for North West since she was the minimum age at eight-years-old and won their best player award three times. She took to the field in this year's tournament as captain, a batter and a bowler.
Sophie finished with nine wickets from eight matches, including a 3-5 effort in their final match against Combined Independent Schools, and finished fourth best of all players at the state carnival.
With the bat Sophie made 144 runs from seven innings, the highest of any North West player and sixth overall.
Last year she was the youngest in the national championship winning NSW team and the 11-year-old will be in the same boat again when it begins on November 18 in Adelaide.
Although she was there last year, Sophie admitted she was nervous when the team got announced.
"I was a bit nervous when they were calling out the team because I didn't know if I had done enough," she said.
"There were so many good girls in the team and they were all challenging."
As for the coming national competition, Sophie is expecting to have to step up a level.
"It is a bit hard because you never know if the other teams were in year six last year," she said.
"You never know what is coming at you. You have just got to try your best, I guess."
The reigning Armidale junior cricketer of the year grew up playing with her brothers, Stuart and Brock, and was thankful for their guidance and help in getting her to this level.
She has played in the Armidale under-14 competition for the last two seasons which she believes has helped her develop as a cricketer.
"It is a good competition which is what I like, I don't like it being easy, that is for sure.
When I go out to bat I am a bit nervous but they are not as fast as you think and you get used to the pace and more confident with the faster bowlers and the taller bowlers.
She's also had some pretty handy coaches and was appreciative of their input, and made special mention of Gunnedah's Eddie McGuirk.
"It has been pretty good because there is quite a few high-level coaches around here, and players," Sophie said.
"I would like to thank all the coaches in the past that have helped me get to this stage, not just from Armidale.
"There are a lot of people around NSW that have helped me."