Narrogin and Districts Netball Association recognise Rising Star program participants ahead of championships

Narrogin Observer
The Rising Star program kids with their certificates.
Camera IconThe Rising Star program kids with their certificates.

The Narrogin and Districts Netball Association’s Rising Star program began with the players involved being officially recognised during a presentation on Saturday.

The presentation was held between netball fixtures with representatives from sponsors Sportspower Narrogin and Countrywide Insurance in attendance to present certificates to 45 junior players.

The Shire of Narrogin was also recognised for its financial assistance in providing funding for the scholarship program.

Players took part in a variety of physical tests designed to measure skills such as leg and core strength, aerobic fitness and vertical jump on Sunday afternoon.

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Following this, the girls were treated to a workshop run by Jo Drayton and Jessica Daniels from Holyoake.

Topics during the workshop were the importance of sleep, the effects of screen time, and effective stress management techniques.

Players are put through their paces.
Camera IconPlayers are put through their paces.

Players trialled for the Rising Stars in November and were selected according to talent, attitude and potential.

Training has been under way since April and has stepped up a notch in recent times as the girls prepare for the Fuel to Go and Play Association Championships, which will be held in Perth from June 5-7.

This carnival is the largest netball carnival in WA, attracting teams from all over the State.

The NDNA will be represented by six teams competing in the 12 and under, 13 and under, 14 and under, 15 and under, 17 and under and open divisions.

Many of the association’s panel umpires will officiate at the championships.

Players will also compete at the Great Southern Regional Championships in Albany, to be held in late July.

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