Yaralla ready to conquer netball rivals
YARALLA Dynamics Netball Club is ready to take the Gladstone Netball Association A grade competition by storm, with four teams to contest the 2006 premiership.
Yaralla Condors coach Pam Moore yesterday said club officials were not only excited about fielding four A grade teams but also at the prospect of contesting a six-team A grade competition.
'I'm really looking forward to it,' Moore said.
'It's the first time we've had a six-team competition in A grade for a long time. (Having four Yaralla teams) says a lot about what our players think of the club and the commitment of the coaches and players.' ' Reigning premiers Yaralla Fal-cons remain largely unchanged although star shooter Megan Jahnes may be absent for much of the season due to work commitments.
Former Yaralla Eagles player Shannon Beckman comes into the side as does former A grade regular Melissa List.
The experienced Eagles lineup, captained by Trisha Martin, is expected to threaten for the title while Kestrels features a strong mix of proven performers and rising talent.
Kestrels' lineup includes Biloela imports Angela Horn, a state representative, and Bridgett Aldridge.
Condors boasts several experienced players and promising juniors new to A grade competition.
Valley Stars and Devils complete the 2006 season A grade lineup.