Versatile junior ranks up for fight
AT THE FORE: Open age coach Kim Michelini (inset) and Milawa’s Alyse Hedin are raring to go for tomorrow’s game against the Hume League. VERSATILITY is key. That is the message from both Ovens and King junior coaches Kerrie Michelini (under 17) and Bianca Ely (under 15).
The under 17 side is as follows;:Emma Christie (Tarrawingee), Olivia Cavicchiolo (Milawa), Angel Graham (Bonnie Doon), Eve Way, Rachel Kennett, Kaitlyn Robinson (Whorouly), Jorja Reidy (Greta), Georgia Sampson (Moyhu), Karlah Box (North Wangaratta), Kendyl White (King Valley).
Greta’s Jorja Reidy will captain the side.
“It was a difficult side to pick because we had 30 players come and try out for the team,” Michelini said.
“We don’t know who plays well with each other which added to the difficulty of the decision.
“I have a starting seven, but at the same time we don’t know what we are up against.
“We will play it quarter by quarter to see how we are going in terms of swaps; I do aim to get everyone on the court.”
With Jorja Reidy named as her captain, Michelini said she hopes Reidy will settle her side.
“Jorja is very experienced and plays with very experienced players so hopefully everyone can look to her for guidance,” she said.
“She will be playing centre so she will be able to dictate the game and give voice to everyone on the court.”
The under 15 side is as follows;:Hayleigh Frost, Hayley Cunningham (North Wangaratta), Mia Tanner, Jami Mayer (Bonnie Doon), Lucy White (Milawa), Georgia Southern, Ella Corrigan (King Valley), Ashley O’Neill (Whorouly), Bridgette Lewis, Chloe Way (Greta).
King Valley’s Georgia Southern will captain the under 15s.
“I really enjoy working with the younger girls,” under 15s coach Bianca Ely said.
“This year it has been great; the girls are giving me a lot of feedback and as a result we have been working on court systems that suit everyone.
“They’re all coming in fresh this year apart from Mia (Tanner) who played last year.
“It is always exciting working with raw talent.
“They’re all willing to learn and help each other; they’ve really stepped up at training in the past couple of weeks.”