FORMER NSW Swift Jackie Murphy has taken over the reins of the Southern Sports Academy junior netball camp.
The camp, which is entering its 17th year, is set to be the most popular yet with the addition of Murphy.
The camp will involve young netballers aged 7-14 years in 2015, with the 7-10 year olds attending the camp on April 14-15 and the 11-14 year olds on April 16-17.
As well as managing all aspects of the camp, Murphy will also be the head of the vastly experienced and highly skilled coaching panel.
The camp attracts participants from all corners of the Riverina as well as the ACT region and South Coast of NSW and is the largest held in regional NSW each year.
“This junior netball camp has had a huge impact on the local netballing landscape in the 20 years it has operated with many of the former participants having progressed to the Southern Sports Academy Netball Squad and then to state and national level,” Murphy said.
“I am extremely excited at the prospect of being able to continue this legacy in my role as camp coordinator.
“Netball is experiencing strong growth in this state and there is a real need to provide young girls, especially in regional and rural centres, the opportunity to access high level coaching.
“This camp has proudly flown that flag for a great number of years and the coaches involved in 2015 are really excited at the prospect of seeing all of the talent that is in the region.”
The camp also provides the coaching staff of the Southern Sports Academy Netball Squad with an opportunity to view first-hand young talented netballers.
Nomination forms to attend the camp are available from the Southern Sports Academy website or by contacting the Academy on 6931 8111.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.