Thunderbirds clinic on Kangaroo Island

Adelaide Thunderbirds players Lenzi Potgieter, Shadine Van der Merwe and Samantha Godden came to KI for a clinic with the region's Country Championship Representative Squads and provide elite insight into the sport.

The session was held at Dudley United Netball Club, Penneshaw on March 15 and was attended by 29 keen players.

They began the session with a warm up, stretching muscles and using different techniques to prepare their bodies for the training session.

The 'Kings, Queens and horses' game gave everyone a chance to laugh and smile whilst also warming up.

The second part of the session involved focussing on the footwork necessary for netball. This focused on getting players to 'body-up' (standing close) on their defence then leading off, whilst making sure their eyes were on the ball but their hips were turned towards the way they were moving.

The third aspect of the session saw the players separate into their teams (13&U, 15&U and 17&U) and then rotate through three different stations.

Station one with Shadine was 'Man on Man defence', Station two with Lenzie practiced the different ways to get free and the third station with Samantha practiced skills involved in keeping possession of the ball throughout the court.

Participants ended the session with a quick opportunity for court play. The Thunderbirds were encouraging the players to try the skills they had learnt, but most importantly to have fun.

The next step in the selection process for the KI Netball Association representative teams was going to be a trial on Monday March 23, however Netball Australia's restrictions has suspended any competition.

If anyone requires any further information please contact KI Netball Association, Carnival Convernor, Kate Murray on 040889445.

Group Photo: Back - Samantha Godden, Lenzi Potgieter, Shadine Van der Merwe Standing - Camilla Lovison, Chloe Keenan, Iiesha Kuchel, Hannah Florance, Gracie Nolan, Natasha Nolan, Willow Maunsell, Abby Murray, Amber Nimmo, Meika Macauley, Seraphina Snowball, Scarlett Johnston, Tahlia Florance, Taya Shurven, Jade Jamieson, Grace Morgan, Belle Morris Kneeling - Chloe Pitman, Kali Turner, Ella Warner, Kelesha Edwards, Tahnese Childs, Raemi Morris Kneeling front - Gisele Protheroe, Zoe Berden, Layla Kuchel, Liam Ness, Jessica Butcher, Magellan Morgan.

Group Photo: Back - Samantha Godden, Lenzi Potgieter, Shadine Van der Merwe Standing - Camilla Lovison, Chloe Keenan, Iiesha Kuchel, Hannah Florance, Gracie Nolan, Natasha Nolan, Willow Maunsell, Abby Murray, Amber Nimmo, Meika Macauley, Seraphina Snowball, Scarlett Johnston, Tahlia Florance, Taya Shurven, Jade Jamieson, Grace Morgan, Belle Morris Kneeling - Chloe Pitman, Kali Turner, Ella Warner, Kelesha Edwards, Tahnese Childs, Raemi Morris Kneeling front - Gisele Protheroe, Zoe Berden, Layla Kuchel, Liam Ness, Jessica Butcher, Magellan Morgan.