WA Netballers Earn National 17U/19U Call-ups
Netball | Published:
Thu 10 May 2018
WAIS netball scholarship talent have earned selection for
the 17U and 19U national squads following strong performances for the State at
the recent National Netball Championships in Adelaide.
The structure of pathway support for netball changed at
the end of 2017, with WAIS backing a Netball WA led approach that has seen the State
governing body centralise its talent pathway and directly employ a development
WAIS closed operation of its netball program and now contributes
to the sport through servicing assistance to scholarship athletes determined
between the organisations to ensure the state continues to promote elite junior
talent through to the senior level.
WAIS scholarship athlete Sloan Burton has received
selection for the 17U squad, whilst fellow WAIS talents; Sunday Aryang, Olivia
Lewis and Molly Warne will all feature in the 19U squad.
Those selections have been further embossed by WA
athletes Ella Sigley, Giselle Taylor and Ella Taylor earning selection in the 17U
ranks, whilst Kate Bunten received a call up for the 19U squad. In total, the State
boasts eight athletes in the representative squads.
Netball WA CEO Simon Taylor said the selections were a
strong indicator for the new pathway structure’s role.
"It’s fantastic to see some of our State’s best up and
coming netballers rewarded for their efforts at the National Netball
Championships,” Taylor said.
"For WA to have a number of players in these National
Squads highlights the success of the Netball WA Athlete Pathway, which we
expect will to continue to develop into the future through our 2018-2022 High
Players selected in the national squads will be part of a
development camp, with the 19U to run in July and the 17U squad camp to be
conducted in October.
All three camps will be held at the Netball Centre of
Excellence in Canberra.
The selections come as the 2018 Australian Netball League
commenced last weekend. Western Australia hosted the Tasmanian Magpies with the
teams splitting the two-match series one win apiece.
Round two of the 2018 ANL will see Western Sting
travelling to Darwin to face the Northern Territory.