IV Netball Squad Named
The University of Adelaide has a long history of intervarsity competition in many sports and after the successful re-establishment of IV Football in 2016, an IV Netball competition has been established this year. Following the IV Football format, the competition called the 'Varsity Challenge Sport Conference' involves Go8 Universities from South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland in a knock out format.
Under the leadership of AU Netball Club President Hayley Kroon and Head Coach Sue Jones, interest in this competition format was high, with a number of talented of girls from a variety of community netball clubs trialling. After some very difficult decisions, a strong squad of 14 UofA student-netballers has been selected. Emily Johnson, who has been selected in the squad and has been involved with previous AU Sport netball teams in the past, says "this will be one of the highest standard team of netballers Adelaide Uni has had I think - I’m so impressed! Sue and Dani (Johnson, B3 AUNC Coach) have fantastic ideas and direction. The squad is very strong but the key for us will be how quickly we can come together as a team".
The girls will only have a couple of weeks together to get to know each other and work out game systems as the first game is on Friday 14 September at Priceline Stadium. A team of 10 will be named to take on Monash and if the girls win, they will then head to Melbourne to play against Melbourne Uni in Round 2 in early October.
All University of Adelaide supporters are encouraged to head to the game to cheer the girls on. To keep up to date with the match, join the Facebook event here
2018 IV NETBALL TEAM
Coach: Sue Jones (Newton Jaguars/AUNC)
Team Manager: Hayley Kroon (AUNC)
Assistant Coach: Dani Jonson (Woods Panthers/AUNC)
Abbey Creaser -Newton Jaguars NC
Jordan Steyn-Hallam - Barmera NC
Kate Sharley - Pembroke Old Scholars NC
Jessamie Faunt - Hamley Bridge NC
Nikki Wenham - Encounter Bay NC
Lucy Pittman - Morialta Uniting Church NC
Nicola Sulley-Beales - Garville NC
Amy Stewart - Woods Panthers NC
Emma Borlace - Tango NC
Madeleine Smith - Morphettville Park NC
Courtney Afford - Jervois NC
Charlotte Steene - Adelaide University NC
Emily Braggs - Garville NC
Emily Johnson - Morialta Uniting NC
MATCH DETAILS - UofA versus Monash University
Date: Friday 14 September
Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Location: Court 1 (indoors), Priceline Stadium, 155 Railway Terrace, Mile End South SA 5031
Uniform: Wear your best black to support the Blacks!