Up-and-coming Guyra soccer player Sarah Rosten has been given the opportunity of a lifetime.
The Guyra Central School student has been offered a position to tour the United Kingdom and France in early 2020 after impressive performances at the NSW Combined High Schools girls' championships.
Rosten made her way through regional trials and was selected to take the field for the North West team at last month's championships in Sydney.
From her efforts at the event, Rosten received a letter at the beginning of July which offered her a position alongside 27 other girls from around the state to embark on the tour in the northern hemisphere.
The letter came out of the blue and the news of being chosen from such a large group of talented players is still sinking in.
"I am still in shock to completely be honest," Rosten said.
"I am really looking forward to it and can't wait to go over there to play and tour.
"The further selection of this competition is very hard for country kids to get into, most of the Sydney teams get picked and the country teams don't get a look in.
"I didn't know that there would be selectors at Sydney looking for possible girls to offer them this experience overseas, so it's a bit of a shock."
Rosten took up the sport at seven-years-old and never looked back.
With aspirations to one day line up for Australia, the overseas tour is a step in the right direction for the teenager.
"I have been playing since I was old enough to play which was about under 7s in the local Guyra competition," Rosten said.
"I have always wanted to play for Australia and with a passion and love for the game I have just continued to play it over the years."
While the squad are there they will take on various schools and clubs, watch Premier League matches, tour a Premier League stadium, tour a battlefield on which the Anzacs fought in World War I as well as sight see around England and France.
For the on-the-field aspects of the tour, Rosten is expecting the level of soccer to be a step up from what she is used to and will spend as much time on the training field as she can.
"Playing at such an high level means that it will be tough competition but very good to experience the the skill and talent of girls around the world to play against and with," she said.
"I have been training once a week for the local comp, but now that I will be playing overseas in the lovely UK winter I will be training everyday for the next five months."