AFL Goulburn Murray is excited to announce the AFL Goulburn Murray Tatura Milk Junior Netball Academy squads and coaches for 2020.
Following the recent announcement of the extension of the Netball Academy with the 14-year-old age group being added to the Junior Netball Academy. The new age group will build on the last years structure, with more of a specialised court structured development in preparing players for Netball Victoria Talent Pathway programs.
AFL Goulburn Murray Netball Administrator Peita Sleeth is excited about the progression and continued growth of the program.
“The improvements I have seen in Netballers that have been through the Academy can be attributed to the hard work our players and coaches put into every session. Our goal is to create a positive environment that fosters personal development with a group of passionate Netballers that are wanting to improve their skills”.
“We are privileged to have dedicated coaches working hard to develop a specialised program, with a focus on player improvement and individual skill development,” she said.
The AFL Goulburn Murray Junior Netball Academy is thrilled to announce director of coaching Ann Austin will again oversee the program and says the implementation of the program last year has been a significant step forward for the region.
“The program is fantastic for our region and I’m proud to see the advancement of the players in our academy and the benefit it has on the regions netballers”, mentioned Austin.
Ann in conjunction with last year’s Academy coaches Emma Clignett, Ash Bradley and skills coach Jacqui Hudgson will deliver a program with an emphasis on providing quality-based player development to support and complement Club, League and Netball Associations and in turn increase the depth of talent within the region, by exposing more players to a higher level of training, participation and coaching.
Ann reiterated the values of the Academy and stated “The Academy strives to influence the behaviour and values of young players by providing a high-quality training and playing environment that supports the personal development of regionally based netball coaches in the program for the betterment of future netball athletes”
Academy participants will again be provided with a holistic approach to preparing them for Netball Victoria pathways incorporating skill development and provides squad members with the opportunity to develop into the best of their ability, ensuring they have an opportunity to advance in the sport.
Mackenzie O’Dwyer, 12 of Barooga is eager to commence her second year of the Netball Academy having been selected in the State School Victoria Primary School Team in 2019.
“I ended up making the Victorian Primary School Team and this is a credit to the AFL Goulburn Murray Netball Academy, I think they have helped me a lot.”
Tatura Milk along with Intersport Wingates have been the principle partners of the Netball Academy from its inception in 2019 and are proud to again be associated with such a supportive and progressive program.
The Shepparton Netball Association will this year also provide strong support for the Netball Academy and are a great addition as a sponsor of the Academy.
Coaches and selectors were very impressed with the high level of skill and effort demonstrated by all players through trials, which made selection of athletes for the 2020 Academy extremely difficult. Overall, this has continued to be an exciting addition to the netball community, and we are looking forward to delivering a unique program to Academy participants through 2020 and beyond.
Congratulations to the players who were accepted into our 2020 Junior Netball Development Academy.
2020 – 12-year-old Squad 20120- 13-year-old Squad 2020 – 14-year-old Squad
|Jemma Albrey||Murchison||Ava Ahmet||Shepparton||Diaz Barzen||Kialla|
|Irish Anderson||Balmattum||Sophie Allen||Seymour||Sienna Burke||Jerilderie|
|Lucy Bicknell||Shepparton||Remi Bruton||Shepparton||Jasmine Burke||Jerilderie|
|Sienna Carkeek||Kialla||Montanna Burke||Pine Lodge||Isla Carver||Kyabram|
|Avah Creighton||Kialla||Zara Cuzens||Kialla||Mykaelah Castles||Kialla|
|Olivia Dorria||Seymour||Hannah Greig||Kialla||Sahla Dunstan||Moama|
|Sophie Eade||Kialla||Izzy Guthrie||Congupna||Maggie Egglestone||Mooroopna|
|Lilly Fidock||Tatura||Amani Issell||Mooroopna||Taylah Groves||Tallygaroopna|
|Georgie Hanlon||Kialla||Jaylah Meda||Shepparton||Demi Hendy||Katunga|
|Rhani Hendy||Katunga||Gabby Moore||Acardia||Ruby Higgins||Cobram|
|Bridie Kelly||Katunga||Benjamin Morgan||Avenel||Charlotte Hurlston||Tocumwal|
|Alice Ludlow||Grahamvale||Sophie Munro||Trawool||Ruby Lynch||Echuca|
|Ellie Morgan||Kialla||Mackenzie O’Dwyer||Barooga||Emelia Mercuri||Euroa|
|Lara Moroney||Shepparton||Tahlia Pate||Tocumwal||Keeley O’Dwyer||Barooga|
|Amalie Pate||Tocumwal||Charlotte Phillips||Congupna||Kaleisha Pell||Yarrawonga|
|Holly Ralph||Kialla||Maggie Pittock||Euroa||Djuralillie Weston||Shepparton|
|Jammison Stovell||Kialla||Madeline Rodda||Shepparton|
|Olivia Thompson||Tocumwal||Adison Thornberry||Seymour|
|Michaela Vera||Shepparton||Hannah Wells||Shepparton|
|Tessa Warrin||Numurkah||Sienna Westblade||Echuca|
For more information contact AFL Goulburn Murray Netball Administration Officer
Peita Sleeth on 0404 259 286.