Emerald’s Taylor Nock (far left) with fellow SDS members.
Emerald’s Taylor Nock (far left) with fellow SDS members.

New breed of netball stars

CAPRICORN Claw Anna Young is playing proof for the region’s junior netballers that representation among the state’s best remains a very real possibility.

So it’s fitting the Emerald representative is also coach of the newly formed Stanwell Development Squad which is nurturing Capricorn’s next generation of promising netball stars.

The squad,which includes the likes of Taylor Nock and Georgia Staal from Emerald, came together for their first training camp in Tannum Sands, focusing primarily on ball control in attack and defence.

“I was very impressed with the girls’ commitment and their effort in each of the drills,” coach Young said. “We can see they are really focussed on getting the most out of this program.”

Young added the camp also sought players to take the initative and rigorously scrutinise their own game.

“They set their own goals and identify their strengths and weaknesses, which means each player is very much involved in her own development,” she said.

Netballers chosen for the program are sourced from throughout the Capricorn area between the ages of 14 to 16 years and complete their SDS training in conjunction with regional academy and home club commitments.

The girls now also look the part, with recently presented squad shirts.


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