Three-peat sets up senior push
BY TATE SPITERI
TARA Breen’s impressive junior netball career came to a close in stunning fashion a fortnight ago when she claimed her third consecutive under 16s best and fairest in front of 180 people at the Ablett Pavilion.
Breen, who captained the side this year, said her on court leadership was the biggest improvement in her game.
Playing in a range of positions she racked up five best on courts and shot 62 goals at above 60 per cent.
“I enjoyed being able to help the young girls while getting to know them, which was something different,” she said.
“It is fairly social club and we all get along so well which has made it easy for us to get to work together.”
The under 16s saw improvements this year with Breen as captain, winning two games, up from zero in 2017 and one in 2016.
“It was really good to finally get a win and felt great, some reward for a lot of ef- fort,” Breen said.
“It would be great to get some (more) team success because we all work so hard, I feel like we deserve to get some wins next season (in all grades).”
Breen considered making the permanent jump up to the senior ranks this year, but with good numbers across the board she was happy to re- main at junior level where she again excelled.
The year 11 student appeared in C Grade on a handful of occasions and also sat on the bench for the B Grade finals campaign, an experience that will hold her in good stead for the climb into senior ranks for season 2019.
“I think it will be a pretty easy transition for me, I went to school younger so a lot of my friends are in those teams already,” Breen said.
“I am really looking forward to pushing myself and seeing how I go.”
The talented sportsperson has also played basketball for Myrtleford at both representative and CBL level.
TOP EFFORT: Myrtleford rising star Tara Breen shows off her third consecutive under 16 netball best and fairest award. She will make the step up to senior ranks in 2019.