DNA rep teams prove com­pet­i­tive

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE Dou­glas Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion com­peted last Sun­day in the Fowler’s Group re­gional rep­re­sen­ta­tive carnival at the YMCA in Smith­field.

Un­der-12 and Un­der-14 squads were cho­sen ear­lier in the year and coached and trained by ju­niors con­venor and satel­lite coach Sharon Beechey.

Play­ers did ex­tra train­ing and played up a division in the Tues­day com­pe­ti­tions to pre­pare the teams.

Teams played against some strong com­pe­ti­tion such as the YMCA and the Cairns Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, both long-stand­ing as­so­ci­a­tions cater­ing for a strong player base with large

(Back row, from left) Eleisha Meal­ing, Saisha Scho­nen­berger, Bronte Lowen­steinJones, Jess Ea­gle-Rowe, Jade Schuck and coach Sharon Beechey.(Front row) Rae Page, Me­gan Von Keyler­lingk, Mar­ley Cairns and Emma Stieveno num­bers play­ing in their re­spec­tive The “Dare to De­velop a Di­a­mond” ju­nior com­pe­ti­tions. squad was cho­sen from the Un­der-12

The Un­der-14s lost just two games rep­re­sen­ta­tive teams. and came third over­all, with Cairns This pro­gram is a Net­ball Aus­tralia first and the YMCA run­ning sec­ond while the Un­der-12s lost three games ini­tia­tive for the de­vel­op­ment of 11 dur­ing the day and ended up fourth, to 13-year-olds, and the play­ers are with Cairns first, YMCA sec­ond and iden­ti­fied by the re­gions’ satel­lite Ma­reeba third. coaches and will un­der­take a skills

The Dou­glas teams are prov­ing to coach­ing ses­sion next Sun­day at the be very com­pet­i­tive as the teams they YMCA along with trainee satel­lite played against put their strong­est coaches. sides on court against them, prov­ing a suc­cess­ful rep­re­sen­ta­tive pro­gram

From Dou­glas, Lana Bax­ter and where the play­ers need to com­mit 100 Alee­sha Vi­ola were cho­sen in this per­cent to train­ing, good be­hav­iour year’s “Dare to De­velop a Di­a­mond” and their team. squad.

Un­der-12 rep team: (Back row, from left) Bon­nie Fran­cis, Alee­sha Vi­ola, Sascha Lowen­stein-Jones, Cartier Bennett and coach Sharon Beechey. (Front row) Kyah Fran­cis, Tiah McLean, Lana Bax­ter and Piper Adams

Un­der-14s rep team:

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