(Front, from left) Jessica Henry, Sophie Shadlow, (second row) Emily Bradfield, Larissa Millard, Annelise Ryan, Keira Brown,(back) Abbey McDonnell, Lily Stewart, Mikayla Rolfe, Julia Murphy, Sophie Cartwright and Chelsea O’Connor.
(Front, from left) Jessica Henry, Sophie Shadlow, (second row) Emily Bradfield, Larissa Millard, Annelise Ryan, Keira Brown,(back) Abbey McDonnell, Lily Stewart, Mikayla Rolfe, Julia Murphy, Sophie Cartwright and Chelsea O’Connor.

Players excited for netball start

ABBEY McDonnell is heading into her second season of Warwick junior netball and can’t wait to throw a few passes when the season starts on February 27.

Prospective players for the 2010 junior season are invited to sign-on at the bottom of the escalator at Rose City Shoppingworld from 10am to 1pm tomorrow. Players will be able to sign up for fun net, midgets, junior B and junior A competitions.

Last year, Abbey debuted in midgets and is going into her second season.

Weekly netball is not just games, half of the time at midgets is spent on coaching and the other half is devoted to games.

“I really like throwing the ball, running around the court and going for the hoop,” Abbey said.

The hoops are a little lower in midgets.

Lily Stewart is in her second year of netball and goes into junior B grade this season.

She plays wing attack and is keen to head to Barnes Park each Saturday to be with her friends.

“I prefer to attack but have to do some defending as well,” Lily said.

She is aiming to play representative netball in the not too distant future.

Mikayla Rolfe is again in junior B netball this season and plays goal defence or goal attack.

Her favourite player is retired Australian goal keeper and captain Liz Ellis.

“I have also met Laura Geitz (Australian player) and like the way she plays,” Mikayla said.

After playing four seasons of club netball, Mikayla is in the Warwick under-12 team to play in the Challenge Carnival at Ipswich in May.

Junior co-ordinator Leah Murphy said all of the netball girls were keen for the season to start.

Games will be played each Saturday until September except for school holidays and on public holiday weekends.

One of the major attractions for players to sign up tomorrow is one lucky junior player will win a Queensland Firebirds season pass.



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