Former Berrigan local and star netballer Emily Browne has risen up the ranks of the netball world.December 13, 2012 4:02am
Now playing for Lavington Panthers, Browne was recently selected to represent Victoria at the National carnival.
The 16 year-old has passed a series of gruelling training sessions to make the 12-person under-17 squad for the national titles to be held in Darwin next year.
Browne is hoping to play at centre, and although there will be other players with the same goal Browne knows versatility could be invaluable.
‘‘I am hoping that’s where I’ll stay but they also had me in wing attack and wing defence,’’ Browne said.
‘‘I was mostly playing centre (in the trials).’’
Her recent selection caps off an incredible season for the Murray High School Year 12 student, who became one of the youngest winners of the Toni Wilson Medal in September after winning the Ovens and Murray’s A-grade best-and-fairest award.
Making the state team was a big commitment for Browne.
On Sunday she travelled to Melbourne’s State Netball and Hockey Centre for the fifth week in a row.
‘‘The coaches there are amazing and what they’ve been teaching us really pays off,’’ Berrigan-raised Browne said.
‘‘It’s helped out my defensive game so much.
‘‘I know where I am going on the court now.’’
After spending two games in the WAFL Michael Barlow has been recalled to play for Fremantle against St Kilda this weekend.
Three Yarrawonga footballers have excelled at interleague level, representing the Ovens and Murray against Hampden in Warrnambool on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
The Moama-Echuca Border Raiders took a big stride into the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League for 2016 with a solid, four-grade performance at Eaglehawk’s Truscott Reserve on Sunday.
THE town’s schools celebrated Education Week last week.
Kyabram Football Club will host a family day next weekend.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
HEATHCOTE Pre-school staff members were overwhelmed by the response to their annual Garden Express Spring Bulb fundraiser.
Youth services in Cobram have received a helping hand thanks to a new appointment made possible through a community store.
Plans for the release of a carp herpes virus has captured the attention of international press.
Farmers from northern Victoria will join a protest rally over milk prices in Melbourne tomorrow, Wednesday.
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