Stanhope secures netball coup for clubJuly 9, 2014 3:30am
Melbourne Vixens players Bianca Chatfield and Madi Robinson are set to impart some knowledge and wisdom on Stanhope Netball players in what is being described as a coup for the club.
The champion players and future Commonwealth Games athletes have been secured by the Stanhope Football and Netball Club to run a junior training session with the under-15 and under-17 netball teams, followed by a senior session for A, B and C-graders tomorrow.
Stanhope Netball coach Kerrie Gray said having the two Vixens visit was a fantastic opportunity which had all the players excited.
‘‘After we broke the news to the players there was a lot of energy and excitement about the club,’’ Gray said.
‘‘Bianca and Madi have a wealth of knowledge about netball and it will be really exciting to learn from them.
‘‘From a coach’s perspective as well I am always willing to listen to a fresh point of view and it will be great to get a different perspective on what we do. It certainly can’t do any harm.’’
The training session will be followed by a question and answer discussion open to anybody who wishes to attend.
Gray said the players were elite athletes who could provide valuable insights to young and aspiring players.
‘‘The young kids and the young players see people like this and can learn so much from them,’’ she said.
‘‘They get to hear from them what they have to do to play at the elite level and hopefully it will gives the kids a bit of inspiration, so we certainly want to spread the word that we are more than happy to have any other clubs come along.
‘‘They unfortunately can’t be invovled in the training session this time, but hopefully that is something we can work on in the future.
‘‘However they can certainly come down and watch and participate in the discussion session and I am sure Maddie and Bianca would be happy to have photos taken as well.’’
SFNC said it has been blown away by the community support given to the club to secure the visit with three local businesses, including Greenham’s, providing financial support for the club in recent weeks.
The training session will run at the Stanhope Recreational Reserve tomorrow from 5.30
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