Ready to represent at state level

REPRESENTIVE READY: South Gambier's Gracie Dalton will compete in the 17 and Under Limestone Coast netball representative side in this weekend's SA Country Netball Championships. Picture: JAMES MURPHY

THE Limestone Coast Football Netball League is gearing up for its first appearance at the South Australian Country Netball Championships this weekend at the Netball SA Stadium in Adelaide.

The newly formed league is sending five teams to the state event and will look forward to building on the foundation of its representative performances built in its era as the Western Border Netball Association.

The league has filled teams in the Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13 age groups, with the Under 15’s and 13’s taking two sides each, being a championship team and a development team.

All six clubs are represented across the junior ranks and will put the skills to the test against the best country talent South Australia has to offer.

Experienced coach Michelle Skeer will head up with talented 17 and Under roster which boasts a contingent of versatile players who for the most part are starting members of their respective clubs’ A Grade and A Reserve line-ups.

Donna Denton will take on the 15 and Under Championship team coaching duties, which also has a handful of players who slot into the top senior grades in their local league.

The 15 and Under Development team will be coached by Lillie Paul who will make her debut as a coach after already building an impressive resume as a player despite her youth.

Larnka Foran brings her enthusiasm and experience to the 13 and Under Championship team, while Jackie Sunderland is another debutant coach ready to make her mark with the 13 and Under Development side.

It has been a huge task to create and source new uniforms, apparel and equipment for the Championships, with thanks going to all sponsors and volunteers for the effort put in to ensure the 2024 Country Championships contingent will hit the courts running.

Nicola Smith, Tracy McShane and Emma Grigg will also add some local flavour to the umpiring cohort as they represent the league at this weekend’s event.


17 and UNDER: Ava Collins (North Gambier), Maggie Collins (North Gambier), Gracie Dalton (South Gambier), Edie Easterby (Millicent), Macey Griffith (North Gambier), Mia Gysbers (Millicent), Mylee Lynch (Millicent), Stella Mobbs (North Gambier), Piper Paul (Millicent), Poppy Venn (Millicent), COACH: Michelle Skeer, TEAM MANAGER: Misty Dalton.

15 and UNDER (CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM): Bell Coghlan (Millicent), Lucy Crowe (Millicent), Raine Darimaani (North Gambier), Emily Denton (Millicent), Kalani Dunn (Millicent), Asha Gysbers (Millicent), Jeda Hibberd (Millicent), Mischa Human (North Gambier), Ruby Milich (South Gambier), Lila Pearson (North Gambier), COACH: Donna Denton, TEAM MANAGER: Hayley Dunn.

15 and UNDER (DEVELOPMENT): Audrey Galambos (Millicent), Mia Griffith (North Gambier), Ylana Grigg (Casterton Sandford), Claire Hunter (West Gambier), Marlee Robbins (Casterton Sandford), Indee Stratford (East Gambier), Amarlie Thomson (Millicent), Olive Thorne (Millicent), Lindy VanEeden (Millicent), Winnie Zadow (North Gambier), COACH: Lillie Paul, TEAM MANAGER: Peta Thomson.

13 and UNDER (CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM): Amelie Adam (North Gambier), Indi Coghlan (Millicent), Zara Cole (Millicent), Lola Ferguson (Millicent), Lacey Hunter (North Gambier), Prudence Johnson (Millicent), Sailor McCracken (East Gambier), Ella McKenny (West Gambier), Eva Povey (West Gambier), Tegan Sims (South Gambier), COACH: Larnka Foran, TEAM MANAGER: Sally Povey.

13 and UNDER (DEVELOPMENT TEAM): Harper Bowering (South Gambier), Eliza Herring (East Gambier), Hannah Jackson (West Gambier), Raven Johnson (Millicent), Ellie McCracken (South Gambier), Elsie Merchant (South Gambier), Lucy Noonan (South Gambier), Annalie Peucker (South Gambier), Lacey Sunderland (Millicent), Claudia Vorwerk (West Gambier), COACH: Jackie Sunderland, TEAM MANAGER: Jess Herring.