The 2019 17U State Team has been announced. Netball SA congratulates the following players on their selection:
Amelia Anderson Contax Netball Club
Krystal Anderson-Ives* Contax Netball Club
Casey Bernhardt Matrics Netball Club
Phoebe Bonner Garville Netball Club
Darcie Brown Kapunda Netball Club
Sophie Casey Matrics Netball Club
Tahlia Dnistrjanski Contax Netball Club
Jessie Grenvold Contax Netball Club
Kimberley Hearnden Angaston Netball Club
Georgie Horjus Contax Netball Club
Rachel Redden Woods Panthers Netball Club
Abbey Siviour Contax Netball Club
*Selection subject to fitness
The team, led by coach Lee-Anne Cummins, will vie for a fourth Championship win in a row when they compete at the National Netball Championships held in Brisbane in April.
On the selection of the team, Cummins said “There is mix of those with experience in the nationals environment along with others new to this level, which provides a good blend. They are all excited and looking forward to representing their state.
“During selection we were looking for players with strong basic skills, good game sense and awareness and the ability to work in partnerships with others. Along with this, players who showed they were able to follow a game plan, as well as take on and respond to feedback.”
A player Cummins is particularly excited to see develop is Georgie Horjus, who is back for her third year in the 17U team.
“After a break-out year in Premier League it will again be exciting to see Georgie’s experience and leadership benefit the state team.”
With the team now selected, in the final months of 2018 individual athletes will maintain a fitness regime and return in January ready to start preparing as a team ahead of the Championships.
In addition to naming 12 players in the 17U State Team, Netball SA selectors have identified 12 players for the 17U Development Squad.
This squad has been selected during the trial process based on their future potential and improvement during selection. Players in the Development Squad, will attend fortnightly training sessions coinciding with the 17U State Team’s training and will be called upon if a replacement player is required.
Coaches and Team Managers will also receive the opportunity to further develop their skills and knowledge at the same level.
17U Development Squad
Jasmine Abbott Garville Netball Club
Kalani Aston Contax Netball Club
Millicent Cordy Garville Netball Club
Lucy Denton Millicent Netball Club
Cameron Golding Oakdale Netball Club
Madison Haggett Millicent Netball Club
Olivia Nicholls Metro Jets Netball Club
Hannah Sexton Contax Netball Club
Ruby Tanner Contax Netball Club
Gia Van Zyl Garville Netball Club
Alexandra Ward Oakdale Netball Club
Jessie Wooldridge Loxton North Netball Club