Trinity four on the rise
FOUR Trinity Lismore netballers have been recognised by the Association of Marist Schools of Australia on the back of their gutsy second placing in the Marist Schools Netball carnival last month.
The Trinity girls were beaten by a Bendigo goal on the final siren which won the Victorian team the tournament but the local girls’ efforts did not go unnoticed by keen-eyed judges.
Defender Maddie Walsh and shooter Sophie Creighton were selected as part of the Australian Marist Netball team after their strong performances, while Lauren Sculley and Kim Jordan were named in a highly commended squad.
Trinity coach Kath Ellis was immensely proud of her girls’ efforts in the carnival and for her this announcement is like icing.
“They slogged it out in that carnival and deserve everything they get,” Ellis said.
“We run them ragged for a couple of days and expect them to keep producing; it was a great effort.”
Ellis, who knows all the ins and outs of the game, says that these girls having their names up in lights will stand them in good stead for further recognition and selection.
Lismore’s Tracey Robinson, who is an assistant coach of ANZ Championship side Queensland Firebirds, was at the carnival and will have the girls on her radar.
“There are always coaches and assistants on the lookout for young talent,” Ellis said.
“Being named in squads like this almost makes them a shoo-in to other sides.
“Their names are out there now, so fingers crossed...”
Ellis’ girls will be called upon to snap out of holiday mode and don their game faces next week for a one-off match against visiting Welsh school, Brynteg.