The Peninsula Waves’ 19 & Under team achieved a club first in 2018 – qualifying for their first ever 19 & Under finals series.
After defeating the reigning premiers in the semi final, the young team made it through to a thrilling preliminary final, where they went down to a strong DC North East Blaze outfit.
With their sights set on further success in 2019, the Waves are finalising contracts after engaging their coaches and players for the upcoming season.
A pre-season camp is scheduled in December for the club, with full throttle training commencing in the new year.
“We are committed to making sure athletes realise their full potential, and the VNL plays an important part in that,” club administrator Trish McLachlan said.
“The VNL is an absolute critical piece in the pathway ladder. It provides a high performance environment for regional participants and participants from our area. Our role is to prepare athletes for pathway advancement.”
With 15 years experience as a player, coach and administrator in both the VNL and Victorian State League, McLachlan speaks of the importance of netball, especially in the Frankston community.
“The community benefits through netball and sport are profound. In Frankston, the benefits are immeasurable, particularly for participation growth and for girls to be able to aspire.”
McLachlan stresses that the Waves are aspiring for continued success on and off the court in 2019, for players and staff alike.
“We are committed not just to athletes reaching their potential, but to providing opportunities for bench officials, coaches, administrators to gain experience and to continue to progress and develop through the pathway.”
“We look forward to what 2019 will bring us as a club as we strive for continued success and excellence.”