Academy Ambitious Netball Twins recognised by Premier League Club
Written on the 7 February 2019 by SWSAS
Local Elderslie twins Erin and Kiara Bloor have really put their Netball skills to the test by trialling for Premier League recognition and the NSW U/17 Netball squad.
The twins are keen to follow the Netball NSW athlete 'talent identification' pathway to its very end and play for the Sydney Swifts, or GWS Giants
franchise. And, this sort of commitment has secured themselves training partner contracts, with the strong Sutherland Premier League club, as part of its U/23 development program.
The dynamic duo have played representative netball for Camden District Netball Association and have also been selected into the South West Sydney Academy of Sport - Walker Corporation sponsored Netball program, for their third consecutive year.
The 16-year old sisters continue to represent SWSAS with pride and determination taking on everything that head coach Van Nguyen has to offer. Nguyen said, the twins work so hard and are great role models for the younger girls coming up through the squad, and they deserve this opportunity to further their own development.
Nguyen also explained that being selected as training partners is a credit to their hard work, as it is harder than ever to make a Premier League squad because the age bracket for trialling has changed from 20 to 23 years old last year.
The girls were also amongst many from across NSW that were lucky enough to be invited to trial for the NSW U/17 squad and work alongside highly skilled Netball NSW mentors.
Erin made it to the second trial phase, with Kiara progressing to its third phase. The twins are not daunted by not making the final cut, but more determ
ined to succeed in their next upcoming challenge.
They said they would continue to work hard and are heading into 2019 with confidence and are looking to gain more on-court experience as they mature.
The Academy's reputation is well known when it comes to supporting the development of high-quality Netballers, and its highly skilled team of coaches and support staff continue to proudly follow the sporting careers of its past athletes very closely.
Nguyen said, if you want to track the journey of our local Academy Netball athletes, follow South West Sydney Academy of Sport on its Website, Facebook and Instagram.
For more information and to find out how to be involved with the Academy, contact its Executive Director Gerry Knights, on m: 0407 415 847 or e): firstname.lastname@example.org