Aussie skipper comes to town
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.