Demi Evans and Lauren Moore have been named in the Australian 19/U Netball Squad that heads into camp later this year at the Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra. The two recent Central Coast Academy of Sport graduates were rewarded for their efforts as a part of the strong NSW 19/U side that finished fourth at the Australian Nationals in April. Central Coast Academy of Sport’s 2016 Chairman’s Award winner Jazmyn Rodwell represented NSW 17/U at the Championships with the side finishing fifth overall. Both Moore and Evans were Australian 17/U squad members, continuing on the pathway together from Central Coast juniors to Wyong representatives to multiple junior Australian squads showing the strength of the current Netball pathway on the Central Coast.
Demi Evans, a 2015 CCAS graduate is a member of the Central Coast Heart Premier League team. Demi’s sister, Milla is a current CCAS Greater Bank Netball squad member and along with fellow CCAS Netballer Charlotte Flynn, was recently named in the U/15 NSW Combined Catholic Colleges team to cap off a stellar first half of 2017 for the Evans household.
Evans, captain of the 2017 19/U NSW side said of the achievement: “I felt so privileged to captain an amazing NSW 19/U team at Nationals. Although we didn’t place as well as we wanted to, it was a very talented team and I was mostly happy with my performance this year. There’s still so many things that I need to work on but overall, I’m happy with how I played and how I managed the captaincy role. It’s a dream come true to play alongside my best friend Lauren at this level. She is such an amazing player and a great role model, I’ve learnt so much from her. We have made some amazing memories together whether it’s in the car on our way to training or out on the court.”
Lauren Moore, a Bateau Bay Dolphins junior who has had a taste of professional netball with the NSW Swifts adds the Australian 19/U call up to an already impressive resume. Moore, heading into her fourth junior Australian squad said of the achievement: “It always feels amazing to be nationally identified. This is my fourth year now being selected in an Aus squad, so I’m very pleased. I was happy with my 2017 Nationals campaign. It was a strong week of netball, despite suffering from leg cramps early in the week. It took a few days to recover, but after some rest, I came back and I was delighted to be able to play at my best for the team.”
Mark Tipple, the CCAS Programs & Communications Coordinator said: “The recent results of Central Coast’s netballers show the effectiveness of local coaching and playing resources. Netball NSW’s player development pathway features the Regional Academy programs as a vital stepping stone for athletes able to proceed from local representative netball to State and National teams. The Central Coast Academy of Sport’s graduates have a direct pathway to Premier League Netball through the Central Coast Heart and from there a fantastic opportunity to follow in the footsteps of athletes like Demi and Lauren.”
The Central Coast Academy of Sport Netball Program is proudly supported by: Greater Bank, Club Terrigal, Netball NSW and Central Coast Grammar School.
The Central Coast Academy of Sports would like to thank and acknowledge the support received from the following Business Partners:
NSW Government, The University of Newcastle, Mingara Recreation Club, Greater Bank, NBN Television, Oddball Marketing, Southern Cross Austereo (101.3 Sea FM and 107.7 2GO), Central Coast Council.
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