KEEN NETBALLERS: Lucy Frousheger, Zoe Radnedge and Sophie Heinemann (right) travelled to Roma for a clinic with the Panthers last weekend.
KEEN NETBALLERS: Lucy Frousheger, Zoe Radnedge and Sophie Heinemann (right) travelled to Roma for a clinic with the Panthers last weekend. Kerry Radnedge

Wilson to coach Charleville netball

A RANDOM conversation at Charleville's RSL Club between a passing traveller and Kerry Radnedge has led to a Vicki Wilson netball coaching clinic from February 20-23.

Charleville Netball volunteer Mrs Radnedge was discussing the sport with a visitor and mentioned that coaching from a netballing great would provide locals with renewed interest and passion for the game.

"It turned out the lady I was talking to lived near Vicki Wilson,” Mrs Radnedge said.

The tourist made contact with Ms Wilson about travelling to Charleville for netball clinics and an arrival date was set.

The famed netballer will visit local schools.

"It will expose girls to more drills and skills,” Mrs Radnedge said.

"The training will improve students' knowledge and skills of the game.”

Most importantly, the visit will keep players active and the sport alive in south-west Queensland.

For adults, a coaching session will be on hand Wednesday, February 22 at the netball courts.

Charleville Netball will also hold a barbecue after the adult session ends.

Mrs Radnedge said $4000 in funding from Rural and Remote Education Access Program, Hope Project and Ipswich City Council made the clinic possible.

For now the club is looking for adults to volunteer on Thursday nights when games are played.

Last weekend Lucy Frousheger, Zoe Radnedge and Sophie Heinemann trained at a clinic run by the Panthers in Roma.

The clinic was open to all players in western Queensland.

Charleville Netball will hold its Annual General Meeting in early March, before the season kicks off one week after Easter.


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