The Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS) Greater Bank Netball Squad are currently on a break from their academy training as their local association commitments take a high priority during this busy time of the season.
The netballers have just returned from a hard-fought 3–day tournament, Senior State Titles. WRAS netballers competed fiercely for their local associations (Dubbo, Bathurst and Orange) over the June long weekend with each association forming strong, competitive teams across the U15 and U17 age categories.
Orange competed in Division 1 placing 5th in U15’s and 10th in U17’s, Bathurst competed in Division 2 placing 6th in U15’s and 7th in U17’s, Dubbo competed in Division 3 placing 14th in U15’s and 12th in U17’s.
The depth of talent in the regional centres is inspiring to see and it is no surprise that over 80% of the athletes in the Academy’s Greater Bank Netball Program are from these three associations.
The Academy squad will re-commence training next month in preparation for the Academy Challenge (another great netball competition strongly supported by Greater Bank). It’s the perfect tournament for the Academy athletes as it gives them an opportunity to showcase their talent in front on Netball NSW staff and selectors leading up to the U17 State Trial Selections.
WRAS will again host the 3-day tournament in Orange NSW from 28-30 September 2019.
“Last year was the inaugural year of this particular tournament it was a great weekend for WRAS with our Division 1 team winning their pool and our Head Coach Linda Macleod, being awarded her Elite Level Coaching Accreditation. We’re really excited to host this event again in 2019.” – WRAS Executive Officer, Candice Boggs.
Photo credit – Robyn Sports Photography