Four Victorians to star in World Youth Cup Squad

Netball Victoria is thrilled with today’s announcement that four Victorians will represent Australia at the Netball World Youth Cup in Gaborone, Botswana this July.

National Selectors made the team announcement today and among the 15 named on the list of 21/U players and reserves, were four local up-and-coming stars.

Melbourne Vixen, Emma Ryde, Vixen Training Partner, Kate Eddy, Alice Teague-Neeld (Magpies Netball) and Matilda Garret (Magpies Netball Training Partner) were all selected to compete, and have all benefited from the impressive pathway available through Netball Victoria.

Netball Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Rosie King said it was wonderful to again see such great talent coming through the Netball Victoria pathway.

“We are thrilled to see four young stars selected for the Netball World Youth Cup, who have come through our Netball Victoria Pathway and benefited from our high performance programs and talented coaching staff,” said King.

“To see Emma Ryde, one of our own Melbourne Vixens, and Kate Eddy a Vixens Training Partner selected is absolutely wonderful,” said King.

“The mix of attacking and defending talent the four Victorians selected share also demonstrates the strength of the pathway program for all young netballers coming through the ranks across Victoria,” said King.

The squad will travel to Perth for a training camp from 1-5 July before travelling to Botswana, where the event will commence on 8 July.

The team was named by Australian World Youth Cup Coach, Tania Obst, alongside National Selector, Jill McIntosh and Netball Australia’s General Manager – Pathways, Stacey West, with the contribution of Australian Diamonds coach, Lisa Alexander.