Six to represent league

By Jamie Lowe

Six netballers from the local region have gained selection in Picola Netball League representative squads.

Deni Rovers netballers Matilda Glowrey, Kate Westcott, Makayla Finn, Hazel Glowrey and Eliza Atley, as well as Blighty's Shae Learmonth all made the cut in the 11 person squad for their respective age group.

Matilda, Kate and Shae will all play for the Under 15s squad, while Makayla, Hazel and Eliza were picked for the U13s.

The girls all attended the interleague try-outs at Tocumwal, held on January 19 and February 2, with the final squads announced on Tuesday.

Rovers netball coordinator Nicole Jenkins said she was extremely proud of the Rovers netballers, who will all vie for spots on the Rovers playing squad next week at the club trials.

“It's very pleasing to have them selected and to be so enthusiastic about their netball,” she said.

“Most have been involved with the club since Under 11s and have showed plenty of talent in their early years of netball.

“It's exciting to see so many selected for rep sides at league level, they've all done the club proud.”

Blighty Netball Club president Vicki Ackers was also extremely proud of the efforts of Shae.

“Congratulations to Shae on this outstanding acheivement,” she said.

“She's a cracker of a player and she has a real future in netball.”

The rep sides will hold three training sessions, on February 18 and March 8 and 22, in preparation for the tournament season.

The Under 15s side will be coached by Andrea Walker (Waaia) while the Under 13s will be led by Sherrene Thompson (Tocumwal).