Net­ball he­roes give help­ing hand

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

NET­BALL: Last Sun­day, Whit­sun­day Net­ball As­so­ci­a­tion hosted three Souths Whit­sun­days Sharks play­ers for a three-hour ju­nior clinic at the Whit­sun­day Sportspark.

The Souths Whit­sun­day Sharks are the Queens­land Net­ball State League team for the re­gion ex­tend­ing south to Sa­rina, north to the Whit­sun­days and west to the Isaac Re­gion.

Twenty-eight of the lo­cal ju­nior play­ers had the op­por­tu­nity to run drills and train with some of the top play­ers from the re­gion.

WNA’s Shan­non Lor­raway said th­ese ju­nior net­ball clin­ics pro­vided play­ers with the op­por­tu­nity to learn new net­ball skills in a fun en­vi­ron­ment.

She said it was al­ways ex­cit­ing to be able to of­fer th­ese types of player de­vel­op­ment clin­ics to mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion.

“The Sharks play­ers are great men­tors for our young play­ers and they were able to show them a va­ri­ety of skills which they can now put into prac­tice in a game en­vi­ron­ment,” Lor­raway said.

The clinic tar­geted spe­cific skills in­clud­ing foot­work, shoot­ing, defence and work­ing around the goal cir­cle as well as ac­tual game play with guid­ance and coach­ing from the ex­pe­ri­enced Sharks’ play­ers.

The clinic came at a great time for th­ese young play­ers with WNA’s an­nual ju­nior car­ni­val com­ing up on Sun­day, June 24.

Ev­ery year the club hosts re­gional clubs and as­so­ci­a­tion teams from Townsville to Sa­rina for a one-day car­ni­val in the Whit­sun­days and wel­comes spec­ta­tors and sup­port­ers on that day to cheer on lo­cal teams.

ON DE­BUT: Ja­cob Flana­gan is handed an A-Grade jumper by Brah­mans cap­tain Say Key ahead of Sun­day clash against the Crocs.

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SKILLS LEARNT: Sharks and WNA play­ers at the ju­nior clinic on Sun­day.

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