Netball Victoria has announced the Victorian All Abilities team who will compete at the Marie Little OAM Shield – Netball Australia’s national netball championship for women with an intellectual disability – later this year.
After two weekends of trials, head coach Naomi Linossier and assistant Emma Ryde selected the team of 10 who will be supported by a development squad of four athletes.
Netball Victoria’s Community and Junior Development Manager, Tanya Gamble congratulated the successful athletes.
“After some very impressive trial days, we’re thrilled to reveal the team who will represent Victoria at this year’s Marie Little OAM Shield,” said Gamble.
“Just over half of the athletes selected have been a part of the team before, so with their knowledge of the standard of competition and the preparation required, their experience will be invaluable to those who have been selected for the first time.
“The Marie Little OAM Shield allows women with an intellectual disability the chance to represent their state in a game they love. We’re proud of the programs we have in place across Victoria which help pave this pathway for athletes, and we will continue to develop these programs to ensure netball maintains its inclusive environment.”
The date and location of the tournament will be announced by Netball Australia in the coming weeks.
Victorian All Abilities team
|Emma Daffy||Warrnambool City Netball Association|
|Brooke Baker||Drouin & District Netball Association All Abilities|
|Erin Munckton||Drouin & District Netball Association All Abilities|
|Renay Hall||Parkville AAA|
|Kim Larkin||Eastern All Abilities Netball (Whitehorse Netball Association)|
|Grace Dean||Goulburn Valley All Abilities (Shepparton Netball Association)|
|Bianca Lauricella||Wimmera Whippets, Taylors Lakes FNC, Hampden Football Netball League|
|Sky Grace||Warrnambool City Netball Association|
|Rachael Potter||Ringwood North Netball Club|
|Claire Nugent||Doncaster All Abilities Netball|
|Ella Kerrins||Shepparton Netball Association All Abilities|
|Darcy Dellahunty||St Leonards Netball Club|
|Steph Weller||Eastern All Abilities Netball (Whitehorse Netball Association)|
|Philippa Allen||Doncaster All Abilities Netball|