Ergon has skill on its side

ONE the Lockyer Valley's own, Melanie Neuendorf, has been included in a group of talented netballers from the Darling Downs Ergon Energy Netball Academy, presented to the region over the weekend.

It was a big weekend for the young athletes who were officially presented at a launch at Toowoomba Netball Association then joined the Darling Downs Panthers for a short game.

Darling Downs Ergon Energy Academy Coach Gary Fry said the presentation gave recognition to the efforts of these young girls amongst their peers and helped younger, aspiring athletes to identify pathways to state teams.

“This is the chance for these young women to shine, they have been chosen to represent our netball district in this prestigious academy,” he said.

“The launch was a huge success and the athletes enjoyed themselves immensely.”

That evening, the academy athletes were again given a chance to shine, when they were presented at half-time during the Darling Downs Panthers clash with Yellow Cabs Lions.

During their time with the Ergon Energy Netball Academy, the 12 young netballers will participate in a number of training sessions held in conjunction with UQ Sport, three specialist camps and further combined development camp prior to screening weekend for state selection in September.


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