Alanna Cooper Vice Captain of our Arrows 19/U is a young netballer who is certainly going places.As a result of her good showing at the recent Nationals Alanna has been selected into the National Centre of Excellence 17/U squad. Alanna will attend National Squad Camps at the Netball Centre of Excellence in Canberra later in the year.

Alanna will be expected to follow a daily high performance program, to prepare for the future camps and her schedule will be both rigorous and extensive.The camps are a fantastic opportunity for athletes who have been recognised and for the Coaches to see them challenged against other talented athletes from across the country.

Alanna is a committed netballer who has shown that she can match it with the best at National Championships and has represented Tasmania in the 15/U in 2016 and 17/U in 2017 & 2018.Congratulations Alanna

Chelsea French – Chelsea has certainly been busy lately. She has just returned from Los Angeles where she joined with other members of the CANA Touring team to experience netball LA style. Chelsea and her team-mates competed in local competitions and really enjoyed the hospitality as well as experiencing other cultures and seeing the sights.

Chelsea was selected into the team while competing in the CANA Carnival in Queensland last year. Her Coach said “I am so glad you got this opportunity you have been working hard and you deserve the recognition”.

Chelsea is a member of our 15’s Div (2) Sportivo team this year and she was the only AYC player to be selected into the DADA squad which is the first step towards the 15/U State team.

Chelsea has also taken on the role of Trainee Coach with the AYC 11/under Prius team. The girls really enjoy Chelsea’s coaching her enthusiasm and sense of fun is contageous.

Chelsea has also been accepted into the Junior Umpire Development Program and her Mentor is very pleased with her progress and we hope she will keep striving for her badge. Well done Chelsea !!


Congratulations to Ashley Rhodes and Emily Holligan who have been nominated to represent AYC in the 2018 Junior Leadership Program.

During the 12 week program Ashley and Emily will be given opportunities to mix and socialize with girls from other Clubs and attend courses such as a Coaching course, a beginners Umpire course, a first aid course covering injury treatment and strapping and netball administration. The girls will also have both rewarding and challenging experiences including sessions on women in leadership roles, team bonding as well as Hostess opportunities at STNA functions, including a reception and a cocktail party, they will also assist at the Premier League vote count.                                                                                                         The girls will also be presented with an STNA JLP vest, I am sure they will wear it with pride.


Congratulations to Holly McConnon, Maddi Muir and Sarah Ford from AYC 17’s Lexus on being selected into the STINGAS 17/U team to compete in the 1st grade competition.                                                           The girls will certainly be challenged as they will be expected to play against superior opponents who have more maturity and greater body strength.                                                                                              Mental toughness and intensity as well as space awareness and working under pressure are some of the goals that the girls will be expected to achieve.                                                                                                   They will also be expected to follow the game plan and they will also be placed in the most demanding on court situations with the aim of gaining much needed confidence in order to take calculated risks and to be creative on court.                                                                                                                                               They will be given feedback regularly and they will be monitored closely on their development.

These girls are certainly role models for our younger players and their peers and we are very proud of their achievement.

STNA REP TEAMS                                                                                                                                     Bonnie Smith from 11’s Yaris has been selected to represent STNA in their upcoming intrastate Carnivals. Bonnie excelled at trials, and she should be very proud of herself as the competition was tough and there were many contenders.Bonnie is in her second year with AYC and it has been pleasing to see her confidence grow as her understanding of the game has developed. Congratulations Bonnie!!

Congratulations also to Holly McConnon, Mollie-Lee Dwyer, and Chelsea Cashinella who were selected into 17’s Blue, and congratulations also to Alanna Cooper who was selected into 17’s Gold.    Well done Girls !! Go Team Purple

Stars of tomorrow on the BIG Stage!!                                                                                                     Two AYC 11/U teams took to the court to showcase their skills during the break in the Arrows State League game against Hawks.                                                                                                                                     11’s Yaris and 11’s Prius had a grand time and put on an enthusiastic display for the appreciative spectators. The smiles on their faces said it all, they loved every minute of it.                                             They also got to High Five the Arrows Open team as they took the court.

UMPIRE NEWS from Alice Webb 

AYC Young Umpires showing promise with Team White                                                                      Chelsea French, Grace Lyden, Abby Baker, Matilda Smith, Elizabeth Monks, Lilly Turner and Anna Fracalossi have all made a positive start to the year with the whistle.

2018 has been an exciting year for our young umpires with Lizzie Dunbar (STNA Umpire Educator) running a brilliant 4 week course for our junior umpires. Thank you Lizzie for all your hard work

I’m really impressed with our younger umpires especially our newer umpires who are still learning as they are so enthusiastic and no matter what comes their way they are challenging themselves to become better umpires.

All have made outstanding progress and we can see improvement each week in their umpire skills as well as their confidence. I can’t wait to see where they will be at the end of the season.

Well done to all of our umpires who work incredibly hard each and every week.

STNA will be running a second Learn to Umpire session on Thursday 7th June at 5:00pm.Details and registration are via MyNetball – follow this link:  https://tinyurl.com/STNALearnToUmpire-2018-June

If you have any issues logging on to MyNetball, contact John Fox at john@stna.asn.au