DNA rep teams prove competitive
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: