Aussie skip­per comes to town

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

DOU­GLAS Net­ballers are in for a treat when for­mer Aus­tralian cap­tain Vicki Wil­son comes to town for the ’Reach for the Stars’ clinic.

Wil­son was part of the Aus­tralian na­tional team for fif­teen years and the last four years was as coach of the Aus­tralian team, which she led to their first-ever gold in the 1999 Com­mon­wealth Games.

The coach­ing leg­end was also awarded the Or­der of Australia Medal for her con­tri­bu­tion to Aus­tralian Net­ball and the 1991 World Cham­pi­onship Net­ball vic­tory.

The net­ball clinic will cover shoot­ing tech­niques, train­ing drills in­clud­ing front cuts, dodge, cir­cle de­fence, court po­si­tion­ing, pass­ing lead, space aware­ness and tran­si­tional plays.

Vicki Wil­son started her na­tional ca­reer play­ing in de­fence, be­fore try­ing her hand at goal-shoot­ing and be­com­ing one of the best goal shoot­ers the world has seen.

With 104 test matches up her sleeve, Wil­son now ded­i­cates her time to de­vel­op­ing fu­ture net­ball stars from around Queens­land.

The clinic is open to both ju­nior and se­nior net­ballers and will be held next Fri­day April 20, 4.30pm for un­der-12, un­der-14 rep­re­sen­ta­tives side and Ju­nior Mar­ling and 6-7.30pm train­ing for in­ter­me­di­ate and se­nior play­ers.

Then next Satur­day, April 21 10.1511.30am the un­der-12 age group will have a train­ing ses­sion and the un­der 14-16 will train 11.45am-1.15pm.

All coaches, um­pires and play­ers are wel­come to at­tend any or all of the ses­sions, which will be held at the Port Dou­glas sports com­plex on Wharf Street.

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