New South Wales junior representative Brooke Miller is set to make her ANZ Championship debut after signing with the NSW Swifts for 2014.
A talented midcourter hailing from the Manly-Warringah Netball Association, the 21 year old has represented the Waratah at all underage National Netball Championships including captain of the 19/U Championship winning side in 2011.
After spending the last two years at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in their netball program, Brooke says she’s ready to take the next step in her career.
“I’m very excited to play … it’s been an amazing opportunity when [NSW Swifts Head Coach] Rob [Wright] gave me that call and wanted me to play; I’m just very excited for this year,” Brooke said.
With her first ANZ Championship pre-season just around the corner, Brooke says she has been mixing up her training routine to include a lot of different activities. Although excited to join her new Swifts teammates for day one, Brooke says she is used to training on her own.
“I used to do a lot of training by myself [for] individual sports when I was younger, and then I came to netball and just loved the team atmosphere,” Brooke said.
“[Getting together with the Swifts I’m excited to learn] their little tricks of the trade, hopefully they can give [me] a little insight into that and also just learning about all their skilful stuff they do. Kim Green is just amazing; she just does some amazing stuff on court so hopefully she will be able to teach me a lot of things on court.”
Now back home in NSW, Brooke can’t wait for the day she can step out on court in front of family and friends, as well as the RED ZONE, in season 2014.
“I think I’ll be very nervous but also [it will be] a different crowd experience [for me]. In [the Australian Netball League] we get big crowds but I mean the Swifts crowd is crazy so I think I’ll just be very nervous – a bit of butterflies – but I’m sure it will end up being ok. I’m just excited!”
Sign up for a 2014 NSW Swifts Membership to watch Brooke and her teammates LIVE in action from the best seats in the house; the RED ZONE!
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