Kyabram Bombers netballer Ash Mangan will also play for City West Falcons in the VNL in 2014.February 26, 2014 4:14am
GVNL Netball Swans v Kyabram A GradeAshlea Mangan, GD KyabramSwoop: Kyabram's Ash Mangan moves in to take a pass.
Kyabram netball star Ash Mangan has a busy season ahead this year.
The three-time Wellman Family Medal winner will be stepping up to play for City West Falcons in the Victorian Netball League as well as still representing the Bombers in the Goulburn Valley Netball League.
Mangan said she was surprised, but pleased after being invited to try out for the Falcons in the state’s top league.
‘‘One of the Shepparton Bears players spoke to me about it last year when we were playing interleague together in Melbourne,’’ she said.
‘‘She’s played with the Falcons for many years and is also now coaching their under-19s and she told me I should try out for the Falcons.
‘‘I laughed it off at first, but went home, thought about it, and spoke to my partner Josh and he said ‘you’re only young once, why not give it a crack’.’’
Mangan attended trials in September and October and sealed a place in the Falcons’ division one team.
Bombers fans are used to see her playing goal defence, but at the Falcons she is playing mainly wing defence and has spent some time training at centre.
She is well aware of the commitment needed to balance her full-time teaching role in Echuca as well as play and train with Kyabram and City West Falcons.
‘‘I’m travelling to Melbourne twice a week, for matches on Wednesday and training on Sunday,’’ she said. ‘‘Kyabram trains on Tuesday and Thursday and our matches are on Saturday and I’m also co-coaching the under-17s with Belinda Lees.’’
Mangan said the Falcons training was professional and with a high intensity.
‘‘At Kyabram we train for an hour and work mainly on systems and game play and players need to be responsible for their own fitness,’’ she said.
‘‘In Melbourne, the Falcons train for two hours and do a lot of fitness and ball work as well as work on systems.’’
Two Benalla police officers spent yesterday getting to know Shepparton on bicycles to create a visible police presence in the town.
The Yarrawonga Chronicle and Travel and Cruise Yarrawonga are offering shoppers a chance to win an incredible cruise package this summer.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
Another slow start has hurt the Echuca-Moama Pirates in the Country Basketball League north-east conference, going down to Wallan.
Rachel Boyle made a milestone blood donation, the 1000th, on behalf of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
Fourteen parties and 37 candidates will contest the Northern Victoria Region for the Victorian upper house at the November 29 election, with the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) claiming the top billing on the ballot paper.
Playgroup of the Month for November.
Andrew Richardson and Matt Jackson have been appointed co-coaches of Finley's senior football side.
Two new Neighbourhood Safer Places for the Pyalong and Tooborac communities have been announced.
Roadworks begin for new roundabout, but authorities assure shoppers, motorists and businesses of minimal disruption.
Meatworks testing before December start-up.
Fruit Growers Victoria Limited has announced its long-serving general manager will leave the organisation at the end of December.
Scott Upston had a decorated career as a paralympic coach before moving to Benalla this year.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.