Netball WA is pleased to announce the leadership groups for the 17U and 19U State Teams for the 2019 National Netball Championships in Queensland in April.
Defender Sunday Aryang has been named Captain of the 19U side, with Riley Culnane and Ella Eastaugh selected as Vice Captains.
Montana Turnbull has been named Captain of the 17U team, with Liz Dronfield and Trinity Rond named as Vice Captains.
Plying her trade for Rangers in the West Australian Netball League (WANL), Aryang continues to be a rising star, earning a training partner contract with West Coast Fever this year.
Hailing from the Fremantle Netball Association, Eastaugh will step out for the East Freo Sharks in WANL, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.
A staple in the Souwest Jets lineup, Culnane is currently studying a Bachelor of Science (Nursing).
Also from the Fremantle Netball Association, Turnbull is completing Year 12 at Kennedy Baptist College and will step out for the Western Roar 20U side in WANL, as will Rond, who is in Year 11 at Ursula Frayne Catholic College.
A product of Wanneroo Districts Netball Association, Dronfield is also currently completing Year 12 at Duncraig Senior High School, and will take the court for the West Coast Warriors 20U in WANL.
Netball WA Chief Executive Officer Simon Taylor congratulated the six athletes.
“We have a number of wonderful young players coming through the Netball WA Athlete Pathway, and I am confident these six players will lead our State Teams in the best possible manner, on and off the court,” Taylor said.
“Western Australia is an incredibly proud sporting State, and I have no doubt that all athletes selected in our State Teams will represent WA with pride.”
The State Team Program sits within Netball WA’s player development pathway and runs from December until the conclusion of the National Netball Championships.
The 2019 National Netball Championships will be held at the Queensland State Netball Centre from 11 – 16 April, 2019.