HUNTER ACADEMY: Netball alumni to play for Central Coast Heart in Samsung Premier League

HIGHER SHOT: Eliza Hand, Nakita Jackson, Maria Hoad, Hannah Cullen and Danielle Taylor who will represent Central Coast Heart in a Sydney competition.
HIGHER SHOT: Eliza Hand, Nakita Jackson, Maria Hoad, Hannah Cullen and Danielle Taylor who will represent Central Coast Heart in a Sydney competition.

The Hunter Academy of Sport have had yet another big month of sporting success, with many of their athletes gaining selections in representative teams in their respective sports.

Hunter Academy of Sport basketball players Chrya Evans and Kaia Isaac gained selection in the NSW 2018 U/16 Country State Teams.

In addition, Caleb Bromley won the Tuncurry Junior Classic Golf Tournament at Forster-Tuncurry Golf Club on Saturday.

Four Hunter Academy of Sport netball alumni have been given the opportunity to compete against skillful opposition in the Samsung Premier League, gaining selection in the U/20’s Central Coast Heart team.

Eliza Hand, Nakita Jackson, Hannah Cullen and Danielle Taylor are a part of the 10-woman squad competing in the Sydney-based competition, which aims to support coaches, players, managers, umpires and bench officials in their goals and aspirations towards elite netball.

Central Coast Heart have given these four regional athletes the opportunity to compete against their metropolitan counterparts, exposing them to tough competition and allowing them to showcase the skill and talent they developed through their years in the Academy.

Head Coach of the team, Maria Hoad, has been involved in netball for over 30 years, and alongside the Central Coast Heart, has been the head coach of the Hunter Academy program for the past three years.

The Central Coast Heart U/20’s team are set to start their campaign on May 30 against UTS Sparks.

The game starts 7pm at Genea Netball Centre, Sydney Olympic Park.