Super morning at Super Clinic
Travelling from Dubbo for the super clinic were sisters Maddison (12) and Rebekah (11) who play for the Apollo Netball Club. Both girls cite Mo’onia Gerrard as their favourite Swifts player for her toughness on court but also because of her long hair.
“The best part of today was learning new things from the Swifts,” 11 year-old Rebekah said.
“I really liked the footwork drills with Ness. She taught us how to go fast.”
For older sister Maddison, her favourite part of the morning was the shooting drills. Originally practicing ballet on a Saturday morning, Maddison is pleased she now plays netball.
“I used to do ballet, but then I started playing netball and I loved it after the first game,” she said.
“I love the shooting – it was my favourite part. But the footwork drills were fun too.”
2012 recruit Kim Borger had her first taste of a Swifts Super Clinic and was surprised by the skill level of the kids.
“I didn’t really know what to expect, but it was a great morning. The girls worked really hard and the quality of play was great,” Borger said.
“Some of the girls travelled a long way to get here. It’s great to be able to mingle with them, teach them new skills and also encourage them to come to our games and become fans of the team.
“The response this morning was overwhelming; they all wanted autographs and photos. The Swifts have a massive following and it’s sensational.”