Congratulations to the NSW 17 & Under State team winning the 2007 National 17 & Under Underage Championships held in Melbourne earlier. A sensational performance by all  team members throughout the championships with a very pleasing result seeing the team win back to back national titles.Final Placings

1st New South Wales
2nd Victoria
3rd Queensland
4th South Australia
5th Tasmania
6th Western Australia
7th Australian Captial Territory
8th Northern Territory

NSW 17 & Under Team

Name Association
Nikki Deegenaars Manly-Warringah
Nicola Gray Manly-Warringah
Kellyann Grayson Charlestown
April Letton Sutherland
Alison Lovat St George
Natarlia Manning Newcastle
Abbey McCulloch Sutherland
Sophie Metcalfe Manly-Warringah
Samantha Poolman Newcastle
Verity Simmons Grafton
Nicole Thorogood Sutherland
Victoria Trist Hawkesbury
Head Coach: Wendy Glassman
Assist. Coach: Debbie Feening
Manager: Maureen Stephenson
Physiotherapist: Kate Mahony
Massage Therapist: Gary Howell

 

2007 championships preview (as at March 2007):
NSW are looking for a second back-to-back title, after winning the 2005 and 2006 underage nationals titles. Letton, Manning and McCulloch, know ‘that winning feeling’ being part of the NSW 17/U team’s title win in 2006 and they know what has to be done. Wendy Glassman steps into the role of head coach, after her successful year as assistant coach of NSW 19/U team in 2006 – this year accompanied by Debbie Feening as assistant coach. New South Wales have 11 17/U team underage titles and are searching for 12th in 2007.

T
he Coaches Head Coach
Wendy Glassman: Wendy moves to the head coach position for the 2007 17 & Under team from being the assistant coach of the 2006 19 & Under team. Wendy is both an experienced coach and player, having previously represented Australia in both the 21/U and Opens teams. Wendy will bring a wealth of knowledge to the team having coached junior representative teams for the past 15-odd years and more recently State League sides for Manly-Warringah.

Assistant Coach
Deborah Feening (Assistant Coach): Deborah will be joining the coaching team of the NSW 17/U Team bringing a wealth of knowledge. Deborah has been coaching Sutherland State League Teams for the past two years, where her 2005 17 Yrs State League Team were competition winners and her State League 2 Team from 2006 were Runners-up. Deborah has a long history coaching Association Representative teams and is also a National C Badge.