Nes’eya stands tall on the court

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

STU­DENTS in St Nor­bert Col­lege’s spe­cialised bas­ket­ball pro­gram are go­ing from strength to strength, with the girls and boys ad­vanc­ing to the State Cham­pi­onship divi­sion fi­nals this term.

Year 10 stu­dent Savahna Nevill (15) was named most valu­able player in the Air­port League Divi­sion, while Year 9 Nes’eya Wil­liams (14) has been se­lected in the Un­der-16 WA Metro Women’s team and is pre­par­ing to com­pete at the Na­tion­als in Kil­syth, Vic­to­ria on July 2.

Tow­er­ing on the court at 183cm, Nes’eya has had a pas­sion for bas­ket­ball since she was just five years old when she played with fam­ily at her Man­ning home.

With a view to rep­re­sent­ing Aus­tralia in the fu­ture, Nes’eya trains once a week with her State side and twice with WA Bas­ket­ball League side Perth Red­backs.

She said she was thrilled to see her skills take her across the coun­try and the world.

“I’m pretty amazed; this year I’ll play in Mel­bourne and in Sin­ga­pore,” she said. “I work hard to get to where I am.”

St Nor­bert Col­lege stu­dent Nes’eya Wil­liams wants to take her bas­ket­ball prow­ess as far as she can.

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