Surf Coast Suns get visit from Melbourne Vixens
SOME Surf Coast Suns junior netball players had the fortune of training with players from the Melbourne Vixens last week.
Vixens vice-captain Tegan Philip and Emily Mannix, who was recently named in the Australia squad, both ran a session for the under 11 and 13 sides on September 17 in one of Netball Victoria’s Community Clinics.
Surf Coast Suns Football and Netball Club president Michael Thomas said it was a great experience for the club’s junior netball players.
“It was a terrific opportunity for the younger players to get exposure to top netballers and ask questions to see what it takes to progress to those next levels.
“As a club we get great access to AFL players and clinics, it is terrific that Netball Victoria can do something similar for our ever growing and enthusiastic netball community.”
The Suns won the clinic when their under 11 side and their families made a group booking to travel to Hisense Arena to watch the Vixens play in the Super Netball league.
Suns netball vice president Amber Potter said she was delighted with how the club, which was only established in 2016, was progressing.
“I couldn’t be any more pleased with how netball and young women in sport looks at our club.”