Intruders stalwart clocks up 300 games

It was celebration time for the Intruders Netball Club last weekend when Le-Anne Thomson reached the mighty 300 game milestone.

Thomson has played netball for around 36 years and her career started at the now defunct club Topline.

She is now well entrenched in the Intruders club, but it was not her intention to spend each Saturday afternoon on the netball court.

A friend playing with a netball down the road triggered the interest after she said come and have a try and the rest is history.

After many years of experience Thomson’s current aim is to win grand finals and take out the ultimate prize.

She has grown to become a highly respected player as a playing coach having been named in numerous teams of the year.

But Thomson said just walking onto the court is always a joy.

“Being Involved with netball as a whole whether it be playing, coaching or mentoring is a highlight as well,” she said.

‘’The Intruders Netball Club has been fantastic to me with the older group and having role models around I would not go anywhere else.

“Also building friendships on and off the court was a big thing too.”

The milestone game was an emotional one for Thomson and to top it off in Intruders’ fashion they took the win which allowed her to celebrate in style with her team mates and family.

In Thomson’s milestone year, she hopes the ultimate success awaits.

“A premiership would be nice to go with the achievement but there is a lot of hard work still to be done,” she said.

In speaking with The SE Voice, Thomson would like to thank some of the life members and coaches that have mentored her over the years in particular Judy Kamp, Leanne Hunt, Sam McIntyre and Sally Dean.

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