Strong contingent for netball carnival

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Netball Association's inaugural open team includes Sam Royer, Gemma Brown, Marie Parker, Hayley Kilrain, Zoe Namnik, Jasmine Anderson, Holly Thomas and coach Tara Namnik.
Camera IconManjimup Netball Association's inaugural open team includes Sam Royer, Gemma Brown, Marie Parker, Hayley Kilrain, Zoe Namnik, Jasmine Anderson, Holly Thomas and coach Tara Namnik. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Manjimup Netball Association will take a bigger contingent to the Members Carnival this weekend, which will include its inaugural open team.

The association has previously taken teams to compete in the U12, U13, U14 and U15 divisions, which will happen this year, in addition to the open team.

The team is made up of Sam Royer, Gemma Brown, Marie Parker, Hayley Kilrain, Zoe Namnik, Jasmine Anderson, Holly Thomas, Rhiannon Stephen, Tayla Callaghan and coach Tara Namnik.

Tara Namnik said it was “very exciting” for the association and the players to have the open team participating at a State competition level.

“I’ve been coaching my daughter Zoe’s team and we’ve been to three grand finals and taken home two trophies,” she said.

“We want to bring home another one as part of the open team.”

Across the long weekend, the team will play in six games in the A-grade division as Fever A.

Namnik said the team had been training for six weeks and had also played as a team during the regular netball season.

“We have a variety of girls out there, who all have their own strengths,” she said.

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