Kellie Keen played her 350th netball game for Benalla Saints on Saturday.May 21, 2014 3:11am
While the Saints may not have delivered a win on Saturday in A-grade netball, they did deliver a fitting tribute to club legend Kellie Keen in her 350th game.
The Saints and Shepparton Bears formed a guard of honour for the 36-year-old at Deakin Reserve, and former coach Robyn Smith said it was unprecedented to play 350 A-grade games in the Goulburn Valley Netball League.
‘‘Kellie has represented the GVNL on many occasions, played in Melbourne at State League level and ventured to Wangaratta Rovers for two years in the Ovens and Murray League where they won back-to-back premierships with Kellie being the star in goals,’’ Smith said.
‘‘Her longevity and success has been largely due to the effort on the training track. She trains harder than any netballer I have seen and she was been rewarded with a stellar career, which is second to none.’’
Keen is not only a star player, but also is heavily involved in coaching. She has coached every level at Benalla and is co-coaching the under-17 side this year.
She has also umpired, is president of Benalla Netball Association and is coaching the squad teams.
‘‘Kellie has been an amazing ambassador for netball and has dedicated her life to ensuring that others can access and enjoy the game,’’ Smith said.
‘‘As a coach, you could not ask for a more dedicated player; as a player there is no better teammate and as a spectator she is a pleasure to watch.’’
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