The Leeton Netball Association has four teams eagerly waiting to take the court at this weekend’s State Age netball championships in Sydney.
Each of the four teams have spent months not only working hard at training, but also travelling throughout the region to participate in carnivals, which has all led them to the big stage in Sydney.
Every year Leeton has a strong contingent participating in the State Age carnival, which sees teams from across NSW taking part across different age groups and divisions.
Each of the Leeton sides are looking forward to testing themselves against these teams in their respective divisions across three days of play on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Teams prepped and prepared
Coaches: Danielle Scalora and Angela Lepper
Manager: Felicity Halden
THE under 12s have participated in five carnivals this year, facing tough competition at all.
They have improved and combined well as a team showing determination and an eagerness to work hard during training.
The girls are excited to be participating in their first State Age Championships and have been placed in division three due to the success of our under 12s team last year.
We have a versatile team which will give us the ability to use many different combinations.
The girls understand it will be a very tough and mentally draining three days. but they will give it their best, absorb the atmosphere, but most importantly have fun.
- Shallan Stockton
- Jessica Wells
- Libby Olrick
- Reagan Golding
- Eloise Crelley
- Summer Halden
- Matilda Ryan
- Sophie Scalora
- Georgie Tooth
Coaches: Emma Dale and Shelley Lang
Manager: Natalie Meline
FOLLOWING on from the success at last year’s State Age Championships, the under 13’s team this year are extremely excited and eager for the three days of play that awaits them.
With the inclusion of two new players to this year’s team, the girls understand the challenge ahead and have continued to work hard on all areas of play to prepare themselves for a gruelling 17 games of netball.
Commitment and desire has been a major part of our team’s success throughout the five carnivals they have participated in thus far.
The girls always display wonderful sportsmanship and mate ship and we wish them all the best as they strive for success in division three at this year’s State Age Championships.
- Adelaide Meline
- Tess Henley
- Jess Fealy
- Madeline Irvin
- Annabelle Cross
- Molly Gilmour
- Tatum Marks
- Shikeea Brown
- Brooke Schmetzer
Coaches: Lauren Townsend and Ruth Korovata
Manager: Robyn Mahalm
THE girls have trained really hard this year and have all improved and have continued to do so as the representative season progressed.
The team competed at five carnivals in the lead up to the State Age Championships.
They managed to take out their division at the Wagga carnival and were runners-up at several of the others.
The side has bonded together great this year, which could see finish in the top four in division four this year.
All of their hard work should see them play extremely well over the weekend.
- Holli Jones
- Emily Mahalm
- Brooke Eglinton
- Sararh Puntoriero
- Lilly Hillier
- Ashlea Hattwell
- Georgia Wilson
- Sophie Mannall
- Maddison Doyle
Coach: Nicole Matthews
Manager: Alison McKellar
THE under 15s probably haven’t had the best preparation for this season.
The team only managed to participate in three carnivals due to other sporting commitments and carnival dates not working in their favour.
In 2018, the under 15s are playing in division two and are also struggling with injuries ahead of the weekend.
However, coach Nicole Matthews said the girls are tough and have a strong bond within their team.
Regardless of these setbacks she is sure they will band together and do the best they can at the championships.
Their goal is to aim for a top 10 finishing position on the ladder.
- Abbey Thomas
- Chloe Matthews
- Grace Korovata
- Mikayla Jones
- Maddy Kennedy
- Grace Tooth
- Ruby Henley
- Lainey Alexander
- Tyler McKellar