Two sisters from Port Pirie have been selected to represent the country in two prestigious softball events over the coming weeks.
Zali begins her campaign today in the Pepper Classic Tournament which sees 18 teams come together from across the globe.
The tournament is a three-day comp with four divisions in Minnesota, America.
Zali said she is excited to see the international competition and the styles of play from the other teams.
"I am looking to learn how to mentally approach games as well as the different training sessions which will include the behind the scenes of softball," she said.
"It feels like everything I have worked for has come together; it is a big achievement."
Her younger sister Neve heads off to Brisbane today to compete in the International Under 15 Friendship Series which starts on Monday with teams from across Australia and New Zealand.
She said it’s a huge step forward for junior softball players around the country.
"They never used to do the junior squads like this, they have just started doing it because the states are so well advanced in their softball, they do a lot of the junior squads and that's what they are trying to get Australia to do," she said.
Both sisters thanked the Port Pirie Sporting Association and Nyrstar for their financial support.