SSA All Australian Teams Set For International Stage
posted on 18 May, 2017
May sets an exciting scene for School Sport Australia’s International Tour Program with three All Australian teams heading overseas to compete on the international stage.
The SSA All Australian Netball team, made up of the countries best netballers from the 2016 SSA Netball Championship, left for Fiji on Friday, 12 May to compete in the Digicel Punjas International Secondary Schools Netball Challenge at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.
Head Coach Danielle Edwards said the 25 players are very excited to be in Fiji to compete and are looking forward to participating in the international tournament.
“This is also a great time to get to know other girls who come from different cultural backgrounds.”
“We are here to do our best and our ultimate aim is to make it to the final on Saturday and win the gold medal,” she said.
The Opening Ceremony and Day 1 of competition begun Tuesday, 16 May with the Aussie girls taking home two wins for the day against the Fiji Secondary Schools (61 – 11) and Fijiana FANZ (55 – 17).
Day 2 of competition will see the All Australian team face Fiji and Auckland Somoa.
RESULTS AND UPDATES
To follow all of the Digicel Punjas International Secondary Schools Netball Challenge results and updates, click here.
ALL AUSTRALIAN NETBALL TEAM LIST
SSA would like to congratulate and acknowledge the following students named in the All Australian Netball team and accompanying team officials:
Ruby Barkmeyers, VIC
Sloane Burton, WA
Taylah Cox, QLD
Riley Culnane, WA
Annie Miller, NSW
Leesa Mimi, QLD
Georgia Morgan, WA
Maddie Ridley, VIC
Ky-mani Schwenke, NSW
Caitlin Stanley, SA
Katie Te-ao, WA
Dakota Thomas, NSW
Bronwyn Motion – Tour Leader, ACT
Danielle Edwards – Coach, QLD
Peta Trahair – Assistant Coach, NT
Dave Spittle – Sports Trainer, VIC
SSA ALL AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY TEAMS READY FOR EUROPEAN TOUR
Following selection at the 2016 SSA Hockey Championships in Melbourne, the All Australian Girls and Boys Hockey teams are gearing up to compete in Germany, Belgium and Holland over the next two weeks.
SSA President Graeme Jennings said previous international hockey tours have been most successful and have unearthed many players who have gone on to illustrious careers both in Australia and overseas.
“Representing your country at any level is an achievement of which our students can feel very proud,”
ALL AUSTRALIAN HOCKEY TEAM LIST
SSA would like to congratulate and acknowledge the following students named in the All Australian Hockey teams and accompanying team officials:
Hannah Kable, NSW
Genevieve Ferguson, QLD
Julia Bradley, NSW
Madeleine Stirling, VIC
Sarah Byrnes, WA
Amy Lawton, VIC
Gabby Nicholls, QLD
Megan Read, WA
Harriey Shand, SA
Courtney Schonell, NSW
Jemma Punch, QLD
Jo Snyman, WA
Phillida Bridley, TAS
Samantha Bowles, ACT
Emily Witheyman-Crump, QLD
Elne Bezuidenhout, QLD
Claudia Johnston, NSW
Emma De Broughe, SA
Bradley Paterson, NSW
Oliver Harding, WA
Luke Jackson, VIC
Lewis Fossey, QLD
Luca Brown, NSW
Wade Harry, NSW
Lain Carr, NSW
Benjamin White, VIC
Miles Davis, NSW
Justin Schonken, WA
Hugh Snowden, VIC
Ronan McGuire, QLD
Tate Weyer, QLD
Ky Willott, NSW
Alistair Ewin, VIC
Davis Atkin, ACT
Aiden Van Staden, TAS
Joseph Murphy, TAS
Tamara Cowan – Girls Coach, WA
Nicole Beaton Girls – Assistant Coach, NSW
Michelle Cassidy – Girls Team Manager, SA
Scott Smith – Boys Coach, NSW
James Borrett – Boys Assistant Coach, ACT
Barry Reid – Boys Team Manager, NSW
Quentin Pursey – Sports Trainer, NSW
Andrew Mellor – Tour Leader, WA
RESULTS AND UPDATES
To follow all of the SSA All Australian Hockey International Tour updates and results, click here.