Region’s netballers hit the road for South Australian Country Championships

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Region’s netballers hit the road for South Australian Country Championships

Three local netball associations will travel to Adelaide this weekend for the South Australian Country Netball Championships.

The Mid South East Netball Association will field a full complement of sides in the competition, while the Mount Gambier Netball Association will send three junior teams.

Meanwhile, the Limestone Coast Football Netball League is gearing up for its first appearance at the championships, sending five teams.

The newly formed league is looking forward to building on the foundation of its representative performances that were built in its era as the Western Border Netball Association.

The LCFNL is sending a 17 & Under team; 15 & Under (Championship); 15 & Under (Development); 13 & Under (Championship) and 13 & Under (Development) with all six member clubs represented in the junior contingent.

Experienced coach Michelle Skeer will head up with talented 17 & Under line-up that boasts a contingent of versatile players that for the most part are starting members of their respective clubs’ A and A reserve line-ups.

Donna Denton is taking on the 15 & Under (Championship) team, which also has a handful of players that are also playing in the top senior grades, while Lillie Paul is taking on the 15 & Under (Development) team in her debut as a coach after building an impressive resume as a player.

Larnka Foran brings her enthusiasm and experience to the 13 & Under (Championship) team, while Jackie Sunderland is another debutant coach ready to make her mark with the 13 & Under (Development) team.

Nicola Smith, Tracy McShane and Emma Grigg are also adding a local flavour to the umpiring cohort set to represent the league at this weekend’s event.

Meanwhile, the Mid South East Netball Association is sending a host of stars to compete in the championships, with Tantanoola’s Leah Ousey coaching the senior side.

The 15 & Under side will be coached by Port MacDonnell’s Narelle Lewis, with Mount Burr’s Lisa Scott at the helm of the 17 & Under team and fellow Mozzie Leah Puiatti leading the 13 & Under side.

And after a nine year absence, this year the MGNA will field a 13 & Under side, plus 15 & Under and 17 & Under.

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