OPINION: Women were our original basketball trailblazers

YOUNG sports people today have the advantage of being able to go further with their chosen sport than those of yesteryear.

Today, it is not uncommon for local youngsters to progress into underage and senior state and Australian teams.

The point is, opportunities are there today that weren’t there many years ago.

Football was the odd one out because league clubs would send scouts to the country and teenagers would sign up, move to either Adelaide or Melbourne and play SANFL or


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