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'This is their first stepping stone': River Murray netball's future takes shape
The players selected to represent the River Murray Netball Association at Woodside in May, and in the SA Country Championships in June, have been chosen.
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These faces represent the future of the River Murray Netball Association.
On a cool Wednesday evening at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge, the players who will represent the River Murray at representative carnivals this season were announced.
One by one, each filed up to receive an association jumper.
Rep team coordinator Lauren Nolan congratulated all the girls: “You’re competing against the best of the best, so you should be proud of yourselves”.
The squads of 10, plus four reserves, were selected a week ago following two trial days in late March.
They will represent the River Murray at a carnival at Woodside on May 23, then at the SA Country Championships in Adelaide on June 12-14.
The RMNA’s Murrianna Reese said the selection process for the younger players – the ones most likely to grab the attention of academy recruiters at the two events – had been competitive.
“For the under-13s in particular, this is their first stepping stone into whether they are going to have a career in netball,” she said.
“Either way, it’s a great experience for their development, playing for other coaches and in other teams.”