Ver­sa­tile ju­nior ranks up for fight

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport - JU­NIOR NET­BALL By CAM POT­TER PHOTOS: Emma Hil­lier

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.”

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