MEDAL WINNER: Ellie Johnston helped lead the NSW under-14s indoor netball team to victory at the Australian Junior Nationals held in Western Australia recently. Ellie is pictured with her medal from the championships.
COOMBA Park’s Ellie Johnston helped lead the NSW under-14s indoor netball team to victory at the Australian Junior Nationals held in Western Australia recently.
Held in Perth from November 30 to December 6, Ellie played goal attack and goal shooter throughout the competition.
Ellie and her teammates were clinical in their execution and this was evident in the final with the girls defeating Queensland 43-38.
On the last night of the championships, teams were invited to a ceremony presentation where the Australian team was announced.
Ellie was the first to be selected out of 200 other girls for an 11-girl squad to compete at the Australian Internationals in Perth next year.
Ellie will be busy fundraising and seeking sponsorship to help her get the opportunity to play for Australia.
Ellie, who has been playing the sport since she was eight, said she is both nervous and excited with the prospect of playing for her country.
“I’m a little bit nervous. It’s a fun sport that I love playing,” she said.
“I’d like to progress, do more competitions and maybe one day play professionally.”
The only training Ellie and her team mates will have together will be a couple of days before the competition.
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