Despite the fact that the local winter netball competitions have been completed, there is still plenty of netball activity going on.
Last weekend, Netball NSW conducted its annual 15 years development camp to which each of the NSW regional academies of sport were invited to send a selected group of girls.
The girls who represented the Hunter Academy of Sport at this camp were: India Bignall, Brooke Fennings, Rebekah Hawkins, Tarsha Hawley, Megan Hinds, Tiu Holland, Synetta Manns, Sian Pickard, Hannah Simmons, Madison Swan, Kim Trayhurn and Mikayla Upton.
In recent weeks, the Hunter Academy of Sport 14 years netball development group has been training with the 15 years group and has certainly benefited from the experience.
The girls in this 14 years group are: Celeste Alley, Angel Barber, Abbie Gray, Morgan Haimau-Ikihele, Grace Harvey, Gabrielle Keevill, Imogen Leary, Fanago Maher, Jesse-Anne McLachlan, Phoebe Payne, Trudi Peterson, Mykenzie Rowe, Hannah Stephenson, Danielle Taylor and Angela Williams.
The 2012-2013 Hunter Academy of Sport Netball Talent Development Squad will complete its program of activities when it flies to Melbourne to play (by invitation) in the Victorian Regional Development Tournament during next weekend 12-13 October.
The girls travelling to Melbourne are Chloe Arens, Paige Armstrong, Hollie Collison, Kadisha Haynes, Maddison Ingram, Ellie McVey, Katelyn Stansfield, Madeline Taylor, Kim Williams and Sharece Willis.
Head coach Joan Schubert and coaches Adele Caesar and Mark Odgers are the officials accompanying the Hunter Academy group.
The 2013-2014 Hunter Academy of Sport Netball Talent Development Squad has started its program of activities and this programme will continue in the latter part of 2013 and early 2014 when there will be a comprehensive set of training sessions along with participation in tournaments.
The girls involved are: Chloe Arens, Paige Armstrong, India Bignall, Hollie Collison, Breanah Condron, Molley-Ann Croak, Brooke Fennings, Rebekah Hawkins, Tarsha Hawley, Tiu Holland, Georgia Hudson, Shae Jordan, Synetta Manns, Aneeka Marcozzi, Alex McVey, Sian Pickard, Natasha Robards, Alicia Roughley, Lily Sands, Hannah Simmons, Madison Swan, Kim Trayhurn, Mikayla Upton and Jamie Wakefield.