All Abilities on track for title defence

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The 2014 Independence Australia Victorian All Abilities State Team has been finalised after players from across the state took part in selections at the State Netball and Hockey Centre this April.

The squad of 10 will represent Victoria as they attempt to defend the Marie Little OAM Shield on Sunday 17 August at the Waverley Netball Centre in Melbourne.

This competition is the premier netball tournament  in the country for netballers with an intellectual disability with Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia leading the way over the last few years in this competition and providing support to their All Abilities athletes to attend.

Victorian head coach Janet Parker is excited to have the tournament in Victoria and for the team to play in front of their family and friends.

“We are really shaping up quite well ahead of the tournament in August. We have just one training session under our belt, and the team is working on balance, positioning around the ring, as well as on-court tactics,” Ms Parker said.

“We have a number of goalers in the team that all combine well and can’t wait to show everybody how accurate they are under the post.”

Netball Victoria All Abilities Officer Bernadette McGrady has extended the invitation to the Victorian netball community to attend the event and cheer on their Victorian team.

“It’s a great opportunity for people to witness the talent, camaraderie and competitiveness that is generated from these top athletes,” Ms McGrady said.


2014 Independence Australia Victorian All Abilities Squad

Courtney Drake

Loretta Devlin’Smith

Sue Hoskin

Helen Henshall

Sheree Marks

Emma Mangan

Renay Hall

Kylie Campbell

Ashlea Rollason

Jessika Gray


Head Coach: Janet Parker

Team Manager: Nicole De Groot