Echuca, Moama and district residents will have a big involvement in interleague netball matches on Saturday.GEORDIE COWAN May 23, 2014 3:37am
Stephanie Gorrie, Belinda Lees, Ash Mangan and Emily Atkinson will represent the Goulburn Valley Netball League on Saturday.
Echuca netballers will play a big part in the Goulburn Valley Netball League’s battles against the Ballarat Netball League tomorrow.
The senior team will be led by Echuca resident Belinda Lees (player-coach) and Moama resident Ash Mangan (assistant coach), who both play for Kyabram, while Echuca’s Emily Atkinson and Rochester’s Bridgette Holt will line-up for the team.
Echuca resident Stephanie Gorrie (Shepparton Bears) will also represent the Goulburn Valley in the 17 and under squad earlier in the day.
Lees said the team was ‘‘really excited’’ about the prospect of the coming interleague match.
‘‘We’ve got a great bunch of girls with lots of talent,’’ she said.
‘‘Getting out there to play with the best in the league is always an exciting experience.’’
Lees said it would be a great experience for Atkinson, competing in her first open interleague team.
‘‘She has been performing quite well for Echuca and so is definitely deserving of the opportunity,’’ she said.
In what is her fourth time representing the league but first time coaching, the St Joseph’s College teacher said it would also be an exciting time for her personally.
‘‘It’s nice to be thought of by the league as capable of taking on this job,’’ she said.
‘‘I am very humbled to have been nominated and thought of.’’
Echuca resident Stephanie O’Nial, another Kyabram player, will miss tomorrow’s match but is expected to compete in the open titles in Melbourne on June 29.
Both Lockington-Bamawm United and Leitchville-Gunbower have many representatives throughout the sides, with 14 players picked.
Colbinabbin has a big presence in the open side, with half of the players named, while defenders Jodie Lake (Leitchville-Gunbower) and Ashley Bradley (LBU) also on the team.
Cats youngster Jessie Hardess will captain the 17 and under team, in which she is joined by teammates Sarah Eade, Breanna Keath and Georgina Schroen.
Bombers centre Courtney West is the captain of the 15 and unders, with teammate Tahli Brereton and LBU players Amee Hardess and Rebecca Eade also featuring.
The 13 and under team is also captained by a Leitchville-Gunbower player — Bronte Gundry — who is joined by teammate Lacey Brereton and LBU wing attack Beth Howlett in the 10-player side.
Matches will be played throughout the day against Hume and Riverina netball leagues, with the first game at 9.30am and the last match starting at 3.30pm.
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