Squads set to play for Re­gional Cup

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Shan­non Beat­tie

The Academy and Cadet North West Net­ball squads have com­pleted their fi­nal train­ing ses­sion ahead of the Re­gional Cup, to be held in Perth from Oc­to­ber 5-7.

The squads have been whit­tled down from the more than 70 girls who were orig­i­nally iden­ti­fied at the North West Cham­pi­onships in Hed­land in June.

From there, a re­gional de­vel­op­ment camp was held in the July school hol­i­days and the two 10-player teams were se­lected.

The Academy 16-and-un­der and Cadet 14-and-un­der teams trained to­gether for the first time on Au­gust 4 and 5 in Kar­ratha and con­tin­ued their train­ing in Hed­land on Septem­ber 1 and 2.

Academy head coach Te­neal Rus­sell said the train­ing was im­por­tant for the girls to learn to work along­side new ath­letes.

“We do a lot of team-build­ing and work­ing on long court plays and game tac­tics,” she said.

“We also had a scratch match against some of the lo­cal Hed­land teams so the girls could put ev­ery­thing they’d been work­ing on to the test.”The teams are made up of play­ers from Hed­land, Kar­ratha, Broome, New­man, Tom Price and Parabur­doo, with the trip made eas­ier for the trav­el­ling ath­letes thanks to Gate­way Vil­lage, which has do­nated 20 rooms for them to use.

The North West Squads and their coaches.

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