Netball NSW is happy to announce that the below athletes have been selected for the 2019 NSW Talent Squad.
Hundreds of netballers from all over New South Wales recently trailled for the 17/U and 19/U State Teams, which were announced yesterday.
In addition to naming the 12 players in each of the State Teams, selectors also identified 26 for next year’s NSW Talent Squad, which will keep the players engaged in the Netball NSW High Performance Pathway.
Each player selected in the Talent Squad – which includes athletes from regional and metro areas – impressed selectors with their potential to play for NSW in the future.
Also announced today is the Regional Talent Squad, a group which – unlike the main NSW Talent Squad – focuses solely on Regional athletes.
During the State Team trials there were a number of regional athletes which showed great potential. The Regional Talent encompasses athletes from the seven regional areas in NSW; Hunter, West/Central West, Far North Coast, South Coast, Northern Inland, North Coast, Riverina.
The aim of this program is to provide selected athletes with more opportunity to excel in netball. Many of these regional athletes may not have access to specialist coaching and Strength and Conditioning sessions, hence this second Talent Squad was formed.
Netball NSW would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all athletes selected.
2019 Talent Squad
|Alysha Pearson||Penrith District|
|Amelia Kirgan||Bankstown City|
|Anastasia Afoa||Liverpool City|
|Ashleigh Selwyn||St George District|
|Beatrice Dignan||Sutherland Shire|
|Brooklyn O’Mara||Wyong District|
|Charlotte Smith||Sutherland Shire|
|Courtney Castle||Blacktown City|
|Dakota Thomas||Northern Suburbs|
|Elecia Parrott||Blacktown City|
|Emily Wise||Manly Warringah|
|Erin O’Brien||Hills District|
|Georgia Cottle||Northern Suburbs|
|Hayley Biddulph||Manly Warringah|
|Jemma Donoghue||Northern Suburbs|
|Laura Cook||Hills District|
|Madeline Melvelle||Manly Warringah|
|Matilda Elliott||Lismore & District|
|Olivia Coleman||Eastwood Ryde|
|Olivia Johnston||Penrith District|
|Rose Hughes||Blacktown City|
|Sarah Okunbor||Blacktown City|
|Tegan Holland||Sutherland Shire|
|Violet Wetsteyn||Blacktown City|
Regional Talent Squad
|Emily Burton||Glen Innes|
|Freya Peacock||Brunswick Byron|
|Isabella de Vivo||Woy Woy Penninsula|
|Jessica Kelly||Wyong District|
|Melissa Winter||Great Lakes|
|Milla Evans||Wyong District|
|Natasha Flanagan||Lismore & District|
|Ruby Sargent-Wilson||Illawarra District|
|Samantha Chicken||Manning Valley|
|Sharnee Behr||Illawarra District|
|Teah Faimanu||Wyong District|