Aussie Young Guns – “bring on the kiwis”
Part of the success of the recent 2016 Australian Championships has been the ability of AMMNA to select some incredibly talented Australian teams. Under age selectors were thrilled with the choices presented to them throughout the long week of tournament play.
In September, AMMNA will continue its program of sending the Australian 17’s & 20’s to the New Zealand Men’s Netball National Championships. The AMMNA teams participate as guests of the tournament, with the Aus 17 & Under Boys playing in the 23 & Under Division, whilst the Aus 20 & Under Men play in the Open Men’s division. AMMNA Domestic Director Karen Wild loves this junior program, “The event is a little bit different to our Championships. Matches are played over 10min quarters, and the teams participating are regional sides, allowing for participation from all over New Zealand, which is maybe something we could learn from”.
The Australian contingent will consist of around 30 players, coaches, managers, umpires and support staff. The squad will head to Wellington, September 10-11 with the tournament scheduled for play, Monday September 12 – Sunday September 18. All matches will be played at the new Walter Nash Centre in Lower Hutt.