Blighty U15s profiles:
Under 15s coach - Alana Coates Eliza Bradford (C/WA): A little pocket rocket. One of our youngest girls who came up from the under 13s this year to play. She goes hard all game, gets hands over every pass and creates a lot of turnovers. Always chases up loose balls and feeds beautifully into the ring for the shooters.
Sophie Willis-Dudley (GD/WD/GK): Vicecaptain. First year at Blighty. A great defender all the way down the court. Shuts down her player completely in the ring and gets a lot of intercepts. Always an option bringing the ball down into attack. Made her A grade debut this season.
Zara Macdonald (GS): A very accurate shot for goal from anywhere in the goal ring. Holds her position well and always gets her rebounds. Always puts pressure on the pass when there’s a turnover.
Amy Ventrella (WD): First year playing netball and has improved her game vastly this season. Always tries hard to put defensive pressure on.
Isabella McIlwain (GA/GS): A very accurate shot for goal. Uses her height to her advantage and always gets fingertips to balls creating a lot of turnovers down the court. Drives hard into the goal ring and moves beautifully to get the pass.
Sarah Hamner (GD/GK): An amazing defender. Reads the play so well and is always able to get in for an intercept to turn the ball over. One of our youngest players has come up from the under 13s to play. Has a positive attitude and is always encouraging everyone.
Karla Nicholls (C/WA):
Captain. Always tries her heart out and never stops. Puts defensive pressure on every single pass coming down the court. Encourages everyone and always has great advice for her teammates.
Shelby-Lee Hislop (GK/GS): Sticks to her opponent like glue the whole game completely shutting them down in the ring. If her player leaves the goal ring she won’t let them back in. You can hear her voice to whole way down the court. Can also switch to the other end of the court to shoot when needed.
Bridie Blake (C/WD/GA): Another first year player out at Blighty and a great asset to our team. A utility player who can play in any position on the court. Tries her heart out for the whole game and drives hard for the pass. Can go into the goal ring and is a beautiful shot as well. Made history by becoming the club’s youngest player to debut in A grade this year.
Bridie Blake, Amy Ventrella, Eliza Bradford, Karla Nichols, Shelby-Lea Hislop, Sophie Dudley, Sarah Hanmer, Zara Macdonald, Isabella McIlwain and coach Alana Coates.