National 17/U, 19/U and Tall Athlete Program squads announced

National selectors have announced the 17/U, 19/U and Tall Athlete squads ahead of the high-performance pathway camps to be held in June and September this year.

The three squads were named by national selectors Cathy Fellows, Jo Macdermid, Maria Lynch, Melinda Clarke, Jill McIntosh, Tania Obst, and Stacey West, following athletes’ performances at the National Netball Championships, with each state and territory represented.

Netball Australia’s General Manager – High Performance Pathway, Stacey West described the camps as an athlete’s opportunity to develop and progress into the elite pathway of netball in Australia.

“Whether it’s their first experience in the national pathway or they’ve been in the system a while, these athletes will benefit from specialised coaching to further develop their position-specific skills,” said West.

“The 17/U camp focusses on their development of their playing position, developing their skill set in the attack and defence units, then translating this new knowledge into match-play. Whereas, the 19/U and Talls’ camp extends the athletes’ knowledge and application in specialised skill, stretching and challenging the players to start thinking a bit differently.”

For the first time, a New Zealand representative side will join the 17/U camp, exposing the athletes to international competition.

“We’re really looking forward to having the New Zealand representative side join us in Canberra. The ability to analyse opposition and put strategies in play is a huge component of the camp, and exposing the athletes to this at an international level will be incredibly beneficial.” said West.

All three camps will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, with the 19/U and Tall Athletes camps beginning 25 June and the 17/U camp from 25 September.

 

2017 Australian 17/U Squad

SurnameFirst NameState/Territory
AllenNyahSouth Australia
AryangSundayWestern Australia
AustinLucySouth Australia
BellCharlieQueensland
BlackmanChelseaSouth Australia
BurtonElizaAustralian Capital Territory
BurtonSloanWestern Australia
CoffeyGabrielleNorthern Territory

(currently residing in Victoria)

ColemanOliviaNew South Wales
DentGeorgiaSouth Australia
DrinanLucindaNew South Wales
DwyerSophieNew South Wales
EarlSarahQueensland
EatonMadelineNew South Wales*
FraserJasmineAustralian Capital Territory
GardnerMacyQueensland
LangstonFreyaVictoria
LeydinEleanorVictoria
MasonHayleyAustralian Capital Territory
McDonaldSachaVictoria
McDougallHayleyTasmania
Mi MiLeesaQueensland
MorrisOliviaVictoria
OrrTylerSouth Australia
RepacholiJessicaWestern Australia
RidleyMaddisonVictoria
SmithAllieVictoria
StephensonTeganVictoria
StowerMiaQueensland
TombsLatikaNew South Wales
TreloarCourtneyTasmania
WattsOliviaSouth Australia
WeilyJorjaNorthern Territory
WilliamsTaylaSouth Australia
WoolnoughLiaQueensland
WoulfSarahpheinnaQueensland

 

2017 Australian 19/U Squad

 

SurnameFirst NameState/Territory
AllanBrookeVictoria
AllenSiennaSouth Australia
BakerAlexiaQueensland
BrightNatalieWestern Australia
CransbergJordanVictoria
DwanTippahQueensland
EvansDemiNew South Wales
FraserTaylaNew South Wales
FrketicAngelinaNew South Wales*
GafaJadaQueensland
HinchliffeMaddisonQueensland
LambdenSharniVictoria
LewisOliviaWestern Australia
MillsLaurenTasmania
MooreLaurenNew South Wales
RodneyAlkiraWestern Australia
SamasonRahniVictoria
SorbyBellaQueensland

*denotes players who represented Northern Territory at Nationals.

 

2017 Australian Tall Athletes Squad

 

SurnameFirst NameState/Territory
AustinLucySouth Australia
BellCharlieQueensland
ColemanOliviaNew South Wales
DwyerGabrielleVictoria
JacksonNakitaNew South Wales
JoblinClaireNew South Wales
StokesRhiannonNew South Wales
WarneMollyWestern Australia

Note:
Targeted tall athletes not selected in the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup Team may be included in the camp (TBC post team announcement).