The Central Coast Academy of Sport’s Netball program launched on February 11, at Central Coast Grammar School.
The Head Coach of the Program, Ms Jessica Morgan, said: “The plans for this year are better than ever, we have increased the numbers in the program to cater for the talent depth in netball on the Coast, and we expect a very full program with plenty of on court and off court adjustments to previous years.
“The fact that the education program will take centre stage in many of the off-court sessions will be very important to the content to be delivered.
“Topics such as nutrition for superior performance, sports psychology and youth leadership will help the program maintain our lofty position in terms of program success.”
Mr Mark Tipple, the CCAS Programs and Communications Coordinator, said: “Jessica did a fantastic job last program as the Head Coach.
“With a full program under her belt, she has built a great 2018 training schedule, coupled with an off-court education program to really challenge the girls.
“Jess will again be well supported by Assistant Coach, Casey Judge, and squad Manager, Donna Judge, and with two up and coming coaches really making a name for themselves.”
A squad of 28 was selected from the near 70 girls who trialed prior to Christmas.
Two teams will be named from this squad to compete in the upcoming 2018 Academy Games, which is being held throughout the Hunter in late April.
The squad members are: Elise Annabel, Kala Bennett, Holly Birchall, Bianca Blackhall, Ava Bowcock, Lisa Briggs, Savannah Castellino, Tiah Cox, Milla Evans, Teah Faimanu, Charlotte Flynn, Brooke Hewitt, Jessica Kelly, Erin Kessler, Gillian Leecroft, Charlize Lloyd-Phillips, Eden Matterson, Olivia Miles, Bree Miller, Brooklyn O’Mara, Pania Paea, Kyra Powell-Caffyn, Charlee Proctor, Samara Ross, Jess Sawyer, Brooke Stevenson, Alexa Walker and Charlotte Wills.
Media release, Feb 7
Mark Tipple, CCAS Media