WEST Cambewarra's Naomi Woods said she's ecstatic to be playing alongside her older sister Lauren for [Sydney] Thunder's Indigenous XI that will play the Sixers Indigenous XI in Sydney on Wednesday.
Both teams, which consist of players from across NSW, will compete in a three-match series over Wednesday and Thursday for the Indigenous T20 Cup.
Naomi described being selected to represent Thunder's Indigenous XI at harbour-side Rushcutters Bay's was more than 'cricket'.
"I have immense pride and satisfaction in representing my people and community," Naomi said.
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"To be able to represent not only Kamilaroi and my family but all Indigenous people is something I'm very proud of.
"I hope to achieve a greater insight into my people and community and create long lasting relationships and memories to pass onto my family."
Naomi, who plays for St George-Sutherland, said she was thrilled by the prospect of playing alongside Lauren.
"It's not often we get to play together, so to do so playing for the Thunder Indigenous XI is a great achievement for the both of us," Naomi said.
"It's a memory I'm sure we'll cherish."