DNA to represent Far North at international netball comp

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Four players from the Douglas netball association have been selected for the Kenfrost Homes Marlin Coast academy team to compete in Singapore later this year.

Douglas girls; Jorja Harvey, Ella Cairns, Brooklyn Hunt, and Lani Dickson will take up four of the nine positions on the representative team, made up of players from across the Far Northern region.

For 16-year-old Jorja Harvey, this is the second year in a row she has been selected to travel to Singapore to play under the Marlin Coast academy team and she said she has already learnt a great deal.

“Being selected in the Marlin Coast Netball Academy is a great experience,” she said.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to further develop my netball skills and work with fellow aspiring netballers from the region.”

The Douglas girls had the chance to impress selectors during a six-week intense pre-season competition against players from Mareeba, Tablelands, Innisfail, Tully, and Cairns.

At the end of the six weeks, out of thirty players who nominated for selection, just nine made the final team.

Douglas Netball Association President, Sharon Beachey said she is extremely proud of the girls.

“They have worked really hard to get their netball skills to this level and it has really paid off,” she said.

“For players from such a small club to make up almost half the selected team, really shows the talent and dedication of the players and coaches up here at Douglas netball.”

Ms Beachey will also coach the touring team when they travel to Singapore in June to compete in a Quad series against teams from Singapore and Hong Kong.

 

 

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