State Teams head East for National Netball Championships

Western Australia’s 17U and 19U State Teams have departed Perth for the 2017 National Netball Championships in Canberra, commencing tomorrow.

Both sides will be looking to improve on their 2016 results, after WA finished 4th in the 19U competition and 5th in the 17U age group last year.

The 17U side boasts three members of the 2016 West Australian Netball League 18U Premiership winning Souwest Jets team, as well as Western Sting defender Sunday Aryang.

The Gold Medal winning Sting is also well represented in the 19U side, with Natalie Bright, Olivia Lewis, Helen Taylor and Phoebe Wilcox all named.

Bright and Lewis are also West Coast Fever Training Partners.

Netball WA Chief Executive Officer Simon Taylor said the Championships would be an experience that all the athletes would cherish.

“These athletes have been presented with an extremely exciting opportunity to represent their State, and I am confident they will do so with pride,” Taylor said.

“On behalf of the entire West Australian netball community, I wish our 17U and 19U sides the best of luck for the National Netball Championships, and we look forward to keeping track of their progress over the coming week.”

Western Australia’s umpiring talent has also been recognised, with Andrea Paini and Christine Johnson set to officiate during the competition.

Netball WA will be providing regular updates throughout the competition though Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.