Media Release | The McDonald’s BFNL is pleased to name its senior netball team to take on the Hampden FNL in the Worksafe Community Championships held on May 18.
Michael Saker accepted the position and was looking forward to leading the team following his coach of the year honours at the end of last season.
The team of the year were offered first preference of positions and those who are no longer in the league or could not commit have been replaced. The squad includes nine players from a total of five clubs.
North Ballarat have the strongest representation with four of their players accepting positions. Saker believes the team is a good mix of youth and experience and is confident they will be competitive against Hampden FNL.
Several of the players named in the senior team have represented the BFNL in the junior interleague program which is great for the league. Several of the players will represent the league at senior level for the first-time including Madison Quayle, Maddison Selmon, and Poppy Douglass. While veterans include Kara Hart who will captain the side along with Kirsty Walsh and Jordyn Bibby.
Saker is also a first-time coach at this level and the league has been impressed by the way he has gone about selecting his team. Unfortunately, there will be no 17 and Under game of netball on the day as the league have been unable to source opposition.
The team is as follows:
• Beth Smith - East Point
• Emma Church - North Ballarat City
• Kara Hart (captain) - Lake Wendouree
• Maddy Quayle - Sebastopol
• Kirsty Walsh - Lake Wendouree
• Kalia Ingham - Bacchus Marsh
• Maddy Selmon - North Ballarat City
• Jordyn Bibby - North Ballarat City
• Poppy Douglass - North Ballarat City