Final Placing: 2nd
NSW 17/U Match Schedule
Friday, 15 April
Round 1 NSW 32 def QLD 28
Round 2 NSW 32 def SA 27
Saturday, 16 April
Round 3 NSW 34 def ACT 19
Round 4 NSW 25 def by VIC 36
Sunday, 17 April
Round 5 NSW 53 def NT 20
Round 6 NSW 40 def WA 24
Monday, 18 April
Round 7 NSW 52 def TAS 16
Tuesday, 19 April
Semi-Finals NSW 34 def QLD 24
Wednesday, 20 April
Grand Final NSW 31 def by VIC 33
17/U NSW State Team 2011
Taylah Davies (VC)
Gemma Ferrington (C)
Head Coach – Briony Akle
Assistant Coach – Moira Gaha
Manager – Maureen Stephenson
Physiotherapist – Daniel Vukovic
Massage Therapist – Scott Bechaz
The 2011 17/U NSW State team was selected following three trials.
From the original 131 athletes that competed at the Phase I trials, 68 were chosen for Phase II trials before being cut down to 27 players for Final Selections yesterday.
The selected team will benefit from the experience of three players that competed at the 2010 nationals; Gemma Ferrington, Claudia Russell and Taylah Davies.
The NSW 17/U team will compete at the national titles from April 15-20, 2011 in Brisbane.
The 2011 team will be aiming to match the tremendous efforts of NSW 17/U teams from the last two years who finished second (2010) and third (2009).
Netball NSW High Performance Manager Angela Kerr was pleased with the talent on show throughout the selection process.
“There is a terrific crop of young players coming through our pathways which was shown in the tough competition at the trials. The talent of the 17 and Under players coming through the ranks made the selectors’ jobs very difficult.”
In March 2011 the team captains were announced, Gemma Ferrington from Gosford has been named Captain of the 17/U State Team while Taylah Davies of Illawarra has been named Vice Captain.
The two players will be eager to lead their team to the national title in April after falling just short in 2010, losing the Grand Final to Victoria by only one goal.